Train derailment in Arizona triggers massive fire on bridge


Officials said a massive fire broke out near Phoenix on Wednesday morning after the train derailed.

Temporary firefighters, paramedics and police arrived near a rail bridge above Tempe Town Lake.

“This is a coordinated attack involving several agencies fighting the fire in multiple train cars,” Tempe Police Det. Natalie Barella said in a statement.

“The reasons for derailment have not been identified. It is a very fluid and active scene.”

According to Tempe’s police chief Sylvia Moir, there were no immediate reports of derailments and casualties from the fire.

Moir tweeted, “No one is injured at the moment but this scene is very dangerous.” “Stay out of Lake Tempe Town and stay away from the area.”

Union Pacific Train Lumber, NBC affiliate KPNX, said. Union Pacific representatives could not immediately be reached for comment on Wednesday.

The crash said loop 202, a major area in the metropolitan Phoenix area, was closed in both directions near the fire, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.

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