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.
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.READ MORE: New Push In North Texas For Pregnant Women To Get The COVID-19 Vaccine
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.READ MORE: Frisco ISD First In North Texas To Offer Online Learning In Wake Of Rise In COVID-19 Cases
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.
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All of those in the train crew and the driver of the semi walked away uninjured.