Five loaded train cars carrying lumber fell off the tracks Tuesday morning in Dillard, near Roseburg Forest Products.

The five cars derailed at approximately 7 a.m. Tuesday when a train, consisting of two locomotives and 16 loaded cars, passed through the area, according to a spokesman for the Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad.

No injuries or hazardous materials were involved and the cause of the derailment is still under investigation.

The main railroad line is open and not affected since the derailment occurred on an auxiliary track, according to the spokesman. Trains traveling through the area are expected to proceed slowly.

Cleanup and the process of re-railing the cars is expected to begin next week.

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