CAMERON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Officials are still trying to clean up damage and debris from a large explosion and fire in Cameron, Texas that happened after a train and 18-wheeler collided on FM 2095.

(credit: Glenda Wood/CNN)

First responders arrived at the scene just before 7 a.m. and found about a dozen cars from a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train overturned and engulfed in flames. Several tanker cars in the train were reportedly carrying coal and gasoline.

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The explosion sent fire and smoke high into the air, and despite officials saying there were no hazmat issues, caused the evacuation of several residential areas in Cameron as a precaution. Hazardous material in cars toward the back of the train reportedly didn’t ignite.

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(credit: Milam County Sheriff’s Office)

Milam County Judge Steve Young told KBTX-TV the 18-wheeler hit the train and caused more than a dozen cars in the 110-car train to derail.

Cameron is about 50 miles south of Waco.

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All of those in the train crew and the driver of the semi walked away uninjured.

CBSDFW.com Staff