A train carrying a load of propane tanks partially derailed on the Sarasota-Manatee line after cars ran off the tracks. The Southern Manatee fire and emergency crews said that six Seminole Gulf Railway cars went off track.
According to Fire Chief Robert Bounds, five of the train’s cars had a dry wall, and one of the cars contained propane.
Robert Bounds also calmed concerns and told the media that the car was not leaking, just as no injuries were reported.
“We are proud of our first responders,” said Manatee County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Kevin Van Ostenbridge. “Their quick action has helped keep our citizens safe.” He commented.
Authorities also explained that they must siphon out approximately 30,000 gallons of propane, and emergency responders should use infrared cameras to check for leaks.