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DPS supports agencies responding to train derailment in Juab County

Saturday March 30, 2019

Photos available below

The Utah Department of Public Safety is supporting efforts on the ground by local responders from various jurisdictions after a Union Pacific train derailed Saturday in Juab County. We are aware of spilled propane at this time. Cleanup efforts are expected to last into next week.

No injuries were reported in the derailment, but the public is being asked to stay away from the area.

Two DPS divisions, the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Division of Emergency Management were providing support and coordination efforts throughout the day. DEM staff helped coordinate feeding efforts for the 100-plus responders on scene and their liaison is staying in contact with the Juab County emergency manager in case future requests come.

The Fire Marshal’s staff have a role in hazmat training for first responders and also respond on scene to work as consultants with them during major hazmat incidents.

The following photos were provided by the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Ongoing information about the incident will be released by local authorities and Union Pacific.

Information compiled by Joe Dougherty, public information officer for the Utah DPS Division of Emergency Management.


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