ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A freight train derailed with five cars coming off the tracks near Birchmont Place and Old Baumgartner in south St. Louis County on Monday night.

Mehlville Fire Department says no one was injured, no property was damaged, and, according to Deputy Chief Tim Dempsey of the fire department, the derailment was not a dangerous situation at any time.

“There was never any threat of hazardous material. There were no tanker cars near the derailed section of the train,” Dempsey says.

The cars that derailed were empty, he adds.

An investigation into the cause is underway.

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