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“Arizona Train Derailment And Fire Described As ‘A Scene From Hell'”

“One person was treated for smoke inhalation after a Union Pacific train derailed and caught fire on a bridge over Tempe Town Lake in Arizona, officials said Wednesday.

Plumes of black smoke could be seen Wednesday morning rising into the sky beneath a trail of flames on video and images from the site of the derailment, where part of the bridge collapsed.

The National Transportation Safety Board said via Twitter that it would investigate but that it was not traveling to the crash site at this time.

The fire reached four alarms, which Tempe Fire Chief Greg Ruiz said was a ‘very, very large event.'”

Ray Sanchez and Hira Humayun report for CNN July 29, 2020.


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“Train Derails, Causing Fire And Partial Tempe Town Lake Bridge Collapse” (ABC 15)

“Weeks Before Train Derailment On Tempe Bridge, There Was Another On The Same Bridge” (Arizona Republic)