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Nashville Fire: Train wreck triggers fuel spill, evacuations in The Nations

The Tennessean (Nashville) logo The Tennessean (Nashville) 4/19/2022 Rachel Wegner, Nashville Tennessean
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Crews are working to contain an ethanol spill off 51st Avenue North after a train hit a fuel truck Tuesday morning, Nashville Fire Department spokesperson Kendra Loney said. 

The fuel spill is at a railroad crossing in the 1400 block of 51st Avenue North near Centennial Boulevard. A one-block perimeter has been set up and people were evacuated from that block, Loney said.

The train was traveling at a low rate of speed when it collided with the truck around 8:15 a.m. No injuries have been reported, Loney said. The scene was still active as of 12:30 p.m.

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Ethanol is extreme flammable and combustible, which is why the large perimeter was established, Loney said. A hazardous materials crew is on site, along with NFD and the Nashville Office of Emergency Management. 

Find reporter Rachel Wegner at rawegner@tennessean.com or on Twitter @rachelannwegner.

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