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Train hauling unknown hazardous material derails, burns on Arizona bridge

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 29, 2020
Union Pacific train derailed and caught fire on a bridge over Tempe Town Lake in Arizona.
Union Pacific train derailed and caught fire
Arizona   Union Pacific train derailed and caught fire
Plumes of smoke could be seen rising into the morning sky beneath a trail of flames on video and images from the site of the derailment, where part of the bridge collapsed.

Topics: Arizona

The train was hauling unknown hazardous material, according to the Tempe Fire Department.

Tempe Police Department Police Chief Sylvia Moir urged residents via Twitter to stay away from the scene, which she described as very dangerous.

Fire department spokesman Brandon Siebert said officials were “erring on the side of caution” and keeping firefighters and bystanders “as far away as possible” until they know more about the hazardous material on the train.


 

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