Oil Train Derailed in El Segundo Near Chevron Refinery

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Heavy rain likely caused the tracks to widen at a railroad curve causing the 4 tanker cars to derail.  No oil spill was reported.  

map of El Segundo oil train derailed

This train derailed near the Chevron Refinery in El Segundo. Oil Train Derailed near businesses, retail, restaurants, and stores. 

A tanker train derailed in El Segundo Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or spill.

At least four cars jumped the track, and their undercarriages were torn out around 2:30 p.m. near Douglas Street and Chapman Way, according to El Segundo police.

El Segundo fire Capt. Evan Siefke said the train was coming from the nearby Chevron oil refinery, and the cars were carrying liquefied natural gas.

Firefighters were there to check for possible leaks.

Some areas around the tracks appeared to be flooded. But it was unclear if the derailment was rain-related.

Nearby businesses and residents were evacuated as a precaution.