At 6:15am, a freight train derailment on a bridge over Tempe Town Lake caused a massive fire to burn near Phoenix Arizona.
According to Union Pacific, there were at least ten cars derailed on the bridge, reported CBS 5 Phoenix.
Tempe firefighters, police, and paramedics arrived at the incident scene.
“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.
Tempe Fire Medical Rescue told Fox News that the train cars that were carrying lumber were on fire, describing the incident as a second-alarm.
It’s not yet clear what caused the train derailment.
Video from social media shows scenes of the train derailment on the bridge.
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#BREAKING: Emergency services responding to freight train derailment on bridge near downtown Tempe, Arizona
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BREAKING: train derailment and partial bridge collapse over Tempe Town Lake pic.twitter.com/dzaMqp7deV
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