DUPO, Ill. – Evacuations are underway after a train derailment sparked a fire in Dupo, Illinois.
The derailment reportedly happened in the 300 block of Main Street around 12:30 p.m. At least 16 train cars appeared to be derailed in the area.
The Powerhouse Skyzoom4 was over the area about 30 minutes after the accident was first reported and saw multiple train cars on fire. It also appeared nearby water was on fire.
About 1:15 p.m., Dupo police officials told News 4 they were evacuating the Adams subdivision. Those being evacuated are being sent to the East Carondelet Community Center.
Smoke from the derailment and fire can be seen in downtown St. Louis.
News 4 has multiple crews headed to the area and will update this story as information develops.