A freight train derailed Monday night in Biddeford, causing two liquid propane gas tank cars to overturn.

Firefighters from Biddeford and Saco arrived at the site of the derailment to find two tank cars carrying liquid propane on their sides. A small leak was found using a combustible gas leak detector, according to Biddeford fire officials.

Railway representatives worked with the fire departments to monitor and control the leak. The York County Hazardous Materials Response Team remained at the scene overnight to monitor for any combustible gas.

There were no injuries and there was no threat to the public, said Deputy Chief Kevin Duross.

The accident happened at 7:50 p.m. and the situation was stabilized by 9 p.m.

Pan Am Railways spokesperson Cynthia Scarano said the cause of the derailment is being investigated. The cars will be removed Wednesday when the proper equipment is in place. In the meantime, other trains are able to pass by the area, she said.

The Amtrak Downeaster train No. 687 that left Boston at 5:20 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive in Portland at 7:50 p.m. Monday was delayed 2 ½ hours, according to the Downeaster website. It didn’t state the reason.

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