May 28, 2013
WHITE MARSH, Md. (AP) - The fire chief says no toxic inhalants are burning at the site of a train derailment outside Baltimore.
Baltimore County Fire Chief John J. Hohman said at a news conference Tuesday that fire crews would let the fire on two remaining cars burn out.
CSX spokesman Gary Sease says in an email that sodium chlorate is on one of the trains.
He says the Department of Transportation classifies it as a hazardous material.
But Hohman says the chemical is not toxic when inhaled and fire officials did not order an evacuation.
They did encourage anyone within 20 blocks who can see the smoke to leave though.
The derailment in White Marsh led to an explosion that rattled homes at least a half-mile away and collapsed nearby buildings.
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