Report: Large fire burns after train derails in Arizona, portion of bridge collapses

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Thick black smoke can be seen for miles as a large fire burns on a derailed train on a bridge in Tempe, Arizona, according to KPHO.A portion of the bridge has collapsed, the news outlet reports. “It’s such a catastrophe,” Bruce Haffner said when describing the fire.A Tempe Fire Department spokesperson told KNXV the incident involves a Union Pacific train.KPHO reports the train car on fire was transporting lumber. Some of that lumber has reportedly fallen into the lake below the bridge.A tanker car had also fallen into the lake.It is unclear if there are any injuries.Officials have not said what caused the fire.This is a developing story.

Thick black smoke can be seen for miles as a large fire burns on a derailed train on a bridge in Tempe, Arizona, according to KPHO.

A portion of the bridge has collapsed, the news outlet reports.

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“It’s such a catastrophe,” Bruce Haffner said when describing the fire.

A Tempe Fire Department spokesperson told KNXV the incident involves a Union Pacific train.

KPHO reports the train car on fire was transporting lumber. Some of that lumber has reportedly fallen into the lake below the bridge.

A tanker car had also fallen into the lake.

It is unclear if there are any injuries.

Officials have not said what caused the fire.

This is a developing story.

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