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(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — A train in Columbus, Ohio, derailed early Wednesday morning, sparking an explosion and the evacuation of about 100 people near the fire, ABC News affiliate WSYX-TV reports.

The derailment happened on Fields Avenue.  WSYX says some of the cars were carrying denatured alcohol, a highly flammable substance.  As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, two cars were burning.

People within a one-mile radius of the blaze have been evacuated, according to WSYX.  A hazardous materials team has been called to the scene.

No injuries or deaths have been reported.

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