January 21, 2019: CSX Train Derailed in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Fire Rescue has been assisting CSX with the cleanup and investigation of a train derailment that occurred on Sunday evening. Two of the eight cars involved were carrying ethanol. Thankfully, neither of the cars showed any signs of leaking and there were no injuries reported.
CSX issued the following statement this morning: “At approximately 10 p.m. Sunday, several rail cars on a CSX train derailed near U.S. 17/Main Street, north of Busch Drive in Jacksonville. Preliminary reports indicate eight rail cars are involved in the incident. Two of those rail cars are carrying ethanol and derailed into Cedar Creek. There are no injuries reported and no indications of any leaks at this time. We are mobilizing experts and specialized contractors and developing a plan to restore the area. Safety is our highest priority through this process. Our experts and contractors will work around the clock until this work is complete, which may take several days.”

Investigation underway after Jacksonville train derailment; cleanup could take days, crews say