Train derails at Port of Tampa, spilling ethanol

Updated at: 07/25/2013 9:36 AM
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(AP) TAMPA, Fla. - Firefighters in Florida are working with CSX Transportation officials to upright 10 toppled train cars that derailed at the Port of Tampa.

CSX spokesman Gary Sease told the Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/1bl9ttU ) about 4,500 gallons of ethanol spilled onto the ground when the 81-car train derailed early Thursday. No one was injured.

Sease says the ethanol was contained to the immediate area.

Officials say the train was heading to the port from Chicago. The cause of the derailment was not immediately known. CSX officials are investigating.

Authorities restricted access to the port while Tampa Fire Rescue crews sprayed foam onto the spill.

Equipment used to right the toppled train cars is being brought in from Atlanta.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.

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