Officials: Train derails, catches fire in northeast Ohio

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BREWSTER, Ohio (AP) – Fire officials say a train derailed and burst into flames in northeast Ohio.

It happened around 6 p.m. Monday in the Stark County village of Brewster, located about 25 miles south of Akron.

Fire Chief Chris Colucy says between 300 and 500 residents living within a half mile of the scene that were asked to leave have since been allowed to return.

No injuries were reported.

Firefighters say it took about three hours to contain the fire, which officials say involved a butane tank.

Officials say the cause of the derailment is unknown.

Brewster police say there is no serious threat to anyone and that hazmat and environmental protection agency crews are at the scene.

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