Arizona train derailment causes bridge collapse and big fire


TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – Officials say a freight train traveling on a bridge that spans a lake in a Phoenix suburb has derailed, setting the bridge ablaze and partially collapsing the structure.

Video on Wednesday morning showed huge flames and thick black smoke rising into the air and train cars on the ground near the lake.

A spokesman for Union Pacific Railroad says none of the train’s crew members were hurt but there was a report of someone suffering from smoke inhalation. Some of the train’s cars carried lumber and others were tanker cars.

There were no immediate reports of any leaks.


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