East Palestine officials confirmed vinyl chloride as the chemical the derailed train was carrying.

The Environmental Protection Agency placed air monitors throughout the town. Though the chemical is a carcinogen, the EPA reports zero readings of a health risk in the air, according to city officials.

The CDC identifies the chemical as a colorless gas or liquid "shipped as a liquefied compressed gas."

Runoff of the chemical has been detected in streams.

Mayor Conaway said the Village's water is safe to drink, though there may be some discoloration because several thousand gallons of water were used to try and put the fire out.

According to East Palestine officials, a spokesperson for Norfolk Southern said the safety feature inside the rail car is functioning. At this time, there should be no interference with the train by local fire departments while the safety feature is functioning.

Officials say the scene is still very dangerous, and they are not allowing anyone access to the area due to safety concerns.

They are urging people to stop attempting to approach the fire. Village officials are considering pressing charges against individuals who attempt to approach the fire.

At this time, nearly half of East Palestine's population is displaced due to evacuations. Between 1,500 to 2,000 people have relocated.

East Palestine high school is still open offering shelter.

The Mayor said residents that did not evacuate are under a shelter in place order until further notice.

The National Transportation Safety Board is on scene. East Palestine officials will gather with them at 7 p.m. on Feb. 4.

The next press briefing will be held Sunday, Feb. 5 at noon.

As of this morning, the fire has "lessened a little bit," but fire, smoke and a plastic smell are still noticeable in the area.