Jul 30, 2020 4:11 PM

Train derails on Arizona bridge that collapses, catches fire

Posted Jul 30, 2020 4:11 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — Officials say a freight train derailed on a bridge that spans a lake in a Phoenix suburb, setting the bridge ablaze and partially collapsing it.

Video of the incident Wednesday showed huge flames, thick black smoke and train cars in a park next to the lake.

One witness said it looked like a scene from hell.

A spokesman for Union Pacific Railroad says none of the train’s crew members were hurt but there was a report of someone suffering from smoke inhalation.

Some of the train cars carried lumber and others were tank cars.

Crews were working to contain a leak from one derailed train car into a dry bed.