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BREAKING: Train derailment along Cajon Blvd prompts evacuations

UPDATE @ 12:05 PM – “Tentative product identification has been made. HazMat teams making entry within next hour in attempt to secure leaking tanks. Evacs and road closures to remain in place without expansion,” per a SB County Fire tweet.

UPDATE @ 11:50 AM – According to a twee from SBCUSD OES, Hazmat teams have conducted air monitoring and determined students in nearby schools are not in danger. Kids will continue to remain indoors and sheltered-in-place, for the remainder of the day and school release will occur as normal.

UPDATE @ 11:30 AM — The FedEx Distribution center will remain closed for the remainder of the day.

UPDATE @ 10:00 AM – SB County Fire has confirmed that at least two tankers are leaking. Evacuations are continuing and they include transients adjacent to the riverbed.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. ( — A train derailment in San Bernardino has prompted evacuations of the surrounding area along the 7200 block of Cajon Blvd. Tuesday morning.

San Bernardino County Firefighters responded to the scene and confirmed 13 tankers had derailed, according to a tweet. There are no active leaks and firefighters are currently working on identifying the contents.

As a precaution evacuations of the surrounding buildings have been ordered until further notice.

According to CHP logs, the incident was reported at 9:22 am, in the area of Devore Road and Cajon Blvd. right behind the Fed Ex freight building.

North and south Cajon Blvd north near the incident will remain closed for several hours as the investigation continues.

Hazmat units are also enroute to the scene.

This is a developing story and information will be updated as it becomes available. Check back for updates.

(Google Maps)

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