Wayne Township Fire Department posted dramatic drone video of the aftermath of the accident, which took place in Avon, near Indianapolis, on Tuesday.
Officials say that no-one was injured during the incident and that there was “no threat to the population.”
“Wayne Township Fire Department is assisting Avon Fire Department and CSX with a train derailment at 240 Production Drive in Avon. No injuries have been reported and there is no threat to the population,” the fire department stated on Twitter.
The cause of the derailment is under investigation.
The accident took place just days after a Union Pacific cargo train derailed near Los Angeles, with 17 cars coming off the tracks.
No-one was hurt in that accident, which took place in an area that has been the subject of highly publicised thefts of goods from cars, the case is under investigation.
Experts have said that thousands of boxes discarded on the tracks probably were not the cause of the derailment as the heavy goods trains are able to plough through them.