Diesel Spills in Prince George’s County Train Derailment

No injuries reported

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    Prince George's County Fire Department
    A CSX locomotive derailed in a Bladensburg industrial park.

    Prince George's County hazmat crews assisted CSX with a diesel fuel spill caused by a derailment in Bladensburg, Md., Tuesday afternoon.

    On a side track, a locomotive struck a derailer, causing the locomotive to flip on its side in an industrial park in the 2900 block of 52nd Avenue.

    No injuries were reported, according to the Prince George’s County Fire Department. No evacuations were necessary, and there were no disruptions in commuter rail or vehicle traffic.

    The locomotive reportedly leaked 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel following the derailment just before 3 p.m. Tuesday, Prince George’s County fire spokesman Mark Brady said.

    Collisions at the location in the 2900 block of 52nd Avenue happen several times a year, Brady said. The train moves at a slow speed in the area.

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