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Arizona Train Derailment Ignites Massive Fire, Bridge Partially Collapses 

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Arizona Train Derailment Ignites Massive Fire, Bridge Partially Collapses 

Tyler Durden

Wed, 07/29/2020 – 11:47

A massive fire is burning near Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday morning following a freight train derailment on a bridge. 

Union Pacific said at least ten cars derailed on a bridge over Tempe Town Lake at 6:15 am, reported CBS 5 Phoenix

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Video from social media shows scenes of the train derailment on the bridge. Tempe firefighters, paramedics, and police have arrived at the incident area. 

“This is a coordinated attack with several agencies fighting the fire involving multiple train cars,” Tempe police Det. Natalie Barela said in a statement, quoted by NBC News.

“The cause of the derailment has not been identified. This is a very fluid and active scene,” said Barela.

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Tempe Fire Medical Rescue told Fox News multiple train cars carrying lumber were on fire, describing the incident as a second-alarm. 

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An aerial view shows a partial bridge collapse over Tempe Town Lake. 

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It’s not yet clear what caused the train derailment. 


Source: zerohedge.com

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