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Residents return after Ohio train derailment, fire

An Ohio fire official says some residents are returning to their homes after a freight train carrying volatile chemicals derailed about 50 miles south of Toledo.

An Ohio fire official says some residents are returning to their homes after a freight train carrying volatile chemicals derailed about 50 miles south of Toledo.

Some of its cars caught fire and exploded Sunday morning, forcing evacuations of nearby homes.

No injuries have been reported.

About 20 homes had been evacuated in the area about two miles west of the village of Arcadia.

Capt. Jim Breyman of the Arcadia Fire Department says the fire is subsiding, though it could take a day or two for it to completely burn out.

Breyman says only eight homes were still evacuated as of mid-afternoon.

The train was headed from Chicago to North Carolina with 62 cars loaded with ethanol. It's unknown what caused the derailment.

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ARCADIA, Ohio (AP) —

An Ohio fire official says some residents are returning to their homes after a freight train carrying volatile chemicals derailed about 50 miles south of Toledo.

Some of its cars caught fire and exploded Sunday morning, forcing evacuations of nearby homes.

No injuries have been reported.

About 20 homes had been evacuated in the area about two miles west of the village of Arcadia.

Capt. Jim Breyman of the Arcadia Fire Department says the fire is subsiding, though it could take a day or two for it to completely burn out.

Breyman says only eight homes were still evacuated as of mid-afternoon.

The train was headed from Chicago to North Carolina with 62 cars loaded with ethanol. It's unknown what caused the derailment.

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