Possible train hazmat situation in Kankakee County

January 18, 2009 8:38:17 PM PST
A freight train derailed late Sunday in Kankakee County.Investigators say some of the cars might have been carrying hazardous materials.

The derailment happened in Grant Park, a town about 50 miles south of Chicago. The fire department was on the scene trying to determine if any of the tankers were leaking.

As a precaution, officials have ordered the evacuation of 15 to 20 homes.

There has been no word of any injuries.