A CSX train carrying propane derailed Sunday night in Princeton, causing mandatory evacuations. Our partners at WTHI-TV report the propane exploded after the derailment, causing nearby homes to shake.
No injuries have been reported, though fire officials told WTHI overnight the fire could take a few hours or a few days to burn itself out. There was no immediate health concern following the explosion.
People who were displaced by the evacuation were invited to stay at the Gibson County Fairgrounds.