Train Derails in North Caddo Parish Near Rodessa
No one is hurt when a train derailed in North Caddo Parish, sparking a fire and blocking the railroad crossing Near Highway 1.
A KCS train jumped off the track near Highway 1, just south of Rodessa. One Kansas City Southern locomotive and one rail car derailed near Vivian. The train did not flip over and all of the rail cars were empty.
Crews from Caddo Parish’s Fire District 8 were able to contain a small brush fire near the railroad tracks, which may be related.
KCS is investigating the cause of the fire and derailment.