A freight train derailed in East Chicago just after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, sending several cars full of crude oil careening off the tracks.
According to fire officials, a CSX train heading eastbound derailed in East Chicago on Wednesday evening.
A total of 41 cars disconnected from the conductor car, while between five and 10 cars actually derailed, according to officials.
The derailed tanker cars contained a Class 3 crude oil substance, which is flammable.
Hazmat teams were deployed to the scene to assess if any of the cars were leaking, and as a precaution, businesses to the south of the railroad tracks were evacuated.
No injuries were initially reported.