Emergency personnel respond to train derailment in Buckland

  • Firefighters at the scene of a train derailment in Buckland Tuesday morning. No one was injured in the accident, though it did cause a few brush fires that firefighters were able to put out. Recorder Staff/Tom Relihan

Recorder Staff
Published: 9/6/2016 11:31:31 AM

BUCKLAND — A single rail car on a westbound Pan Am train slipped off the tracks, but caused little more than a few brush fires Tuesday morning.

Buckland Deputy Fire Chief Curtis LaBelle said train cars near the derailment believed to be carrying hazardous materials were empty, and no one was injured.

Buckland, Colrain, Shelburne Falls and Pan Am personnel worked to put out the fires caused by sparks.

“We’re still investigating but it appears to be under control,” LaBelle said.

Firefighters staged near the Mohawk Trail Regional High School, but school officials said there was no evacuation of the school needed.


Support Local Journalism

Subscribe to the Greenfield Recorder, keeping Franklin County informed since 1792.

Greenfield Recorder

14 Hope Street
Greenfield, MA 01302-1367
Phone: (413) 772-0261


Copyright © 2021 by Newspapers of Massachusetts, Inc.
Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy