Train derails, catches fire in Pike County

UPDATE – 8:15 a.m.: The train crew has been spotted on the riverbank and out of the fire. No word has been passed about their condition.

Emergency responders are at the scene of a major train derailment and fire in Pike County.

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The derailment happened this morning in the Pond Creek of Draffin area along the CSX Transporation mainline. The train is on fire and is derailed near several residences. The rail line runs along the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River.

U.S. Highway 460 is currently closed while crews respond to the derailment. There is currently no word on a cause of the derailment.

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