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Train catches fire in Va. derailment

1 year ago April 30, 2014 Apr 30, 2014 Wednesday, April 30 2014 Wednesday, April 30, 2014 1:16:19 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

LYNCHBURG,Va.- Authorities are evacuating numerous buildings around a train derailment and fire along the James River in downtown Lynchburg, Va.

The derailment occurred Wednesday afternoon. No injuries have been reported.

Lynchburg is a city of about 77,000 people in the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains.

It is home to Liberty University and several others and is located about halfway between Baltimore and Charlotte, N.C.

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