Fears ease after train derails in Dallas area

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - A train derailment in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth area has led to the evacuations of 5 buildings, although initial fears of hazardous materials have eased.

Arlington Fire Department spokesman Darrell Whitfield said about 15 train cars left the track Friday near the municipal complex in the city halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth.

Whitfield said concern that a tanker might be carrying hazardous material turned to relief when the substance was found to be corn syrup.

Whitfield said people evacuated from surrounding mini-warehouses and shops were not immediately allowed to return as a precaution.

He said there were no reports of injuries.

Union Pacific crews were en route for an investigation into what caused the eastbound train to derail.