LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities have lifted an order that required people within five miles of a train derailment in Louisville to remain indoors. However, people living within roughly a mile of the fire cannot yet return to their homes.
Doug Hamilton is with Metro Louisville Emergency Management. He said Thursday that firefighters have the blaze under enough control that it's safe for people to be outside. But he says it's still too soon for people in a 1.2-mile radius of the blaze to come home. Those people are looking at a second night in a shelter.
The fire started Wednesday after workers were using a torch to separate two derailed tanker cars. All the railcars are carrying volatile chemicals that can cause respiratory and other problems to people who inhale them.
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