GIBSON COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - As of early Monday morning, dozens of homes and businesses remained under mandatory evacuation, and streets remain closed in Princeton, Indiana.
That's due to a train derailment and explosion.
Princeton is about 90 miles south of Terre Haute, and about 35 miles north of Evansville.
Dispatch started getting 9-1-1 calls around 7-15 Sunday night.
People said an explosion shook their homes.
CSX Railroad confirms the train was carrying propane.
People displaced have been invited to stay at the Gibson County fairgrounds.
News 10 bureau chief, Gary Brian, was told by fire officials overnight that it could take a few hours or a few days for the fire to burn itself out.
They also say there is no immediate health concern.
No injuries have been reported.
As of early Monday morning, Highway 41 continued to be closed from Princeton to Fort Branch.
Train Derailment, Princeton
0400, Units are processing the fire scene
More details to follow
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— Indiana State Police, Jasper District (@ISPJasper) June 18, 2018
News 10's Bureau Chief, Gary Brian, is at the media staging area. Authorities there are calling the situation a train collision. They also said they aren't sure what chemicals may be involved in the explosions.
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— Alia Blackburn (@Alia_WTHI) June 18, 2018
The Gibson County Sheriff's Office and Indiana State Police will release more information as it is available.
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