Attica, NY – Rescue crews and firefighters were responding to what dispatchers said was a serious train derailment near
East Main Street Road in Attica Thursday afternoon, The Daily News reported.
The Daily News reported that multiple cars were off the track and on fire, and that two people who were injured had been moved to a farmhouse located nearby on Maplewood Road to await first responders.
At about 4:15 pm, a first responder reported to Wyoming County dispatch that there were “multiple cars off the embankment,” engulfed in flames and inaccessible. He told dispatchers the burning train cars appeared to be car carriers.
“It does not appear to be a Hazmat situation,” another responder said around 4:20 p.m.
However, that assessment was revised 10 minutes later and a Wyoming County HAZMAT team was requested to respond to the scene. Also, Genesee County HAZMAT team was put on standby, The Daily News reported.
The Attica Central Schools were put on notice, although the wind appeared to be carrying the smoke away from the campus.
The Daily News reported that the track was operated by Norfolk Southern, and carried freight loads along Norfolk Southern’s Southern Tier line between Buffalo and Binghamton.
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