Fireball Erupts After Tractor-Trailer Collides with Train Carrying Petroleum in Texas

A massive explosion produced a fireball Tuesday near Cameron, Texas, after a tractor-trailer collided with a train carrying petroleum.

Houses near the collision were evacuated as a precaution, according to KXXV-TV.

Despite the massive fireball, officials said neither the driver of the tractor-trailer nor the train’s engineer were injured.

In addition to petroleum, the train was carrying coal.

The collision took place at about 6:40 a.m.

Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles.

Because of the intense heat produced by the blaze, firefighters planned to allow it to burn for some time before trying to extinguish the flames.

Cameron Police Chief Lonnie Gosch said five of the train’s 110 cars caught fire, according to KXAN-TV.

Milam County Sheriff Chris White said there are “no reports of chemical hazards.”

Radio station KMIL-FM posted updates on its Facebook page.

“Cameron Fire Chief Henry Horelica said several cars remain ablaze at this hour. He also corrected an earlier report in that no residence had caught fire, though 2 sheds near a home had burned,” the station reported.

According to KMIL, at least 11 cars were involved in the crash. KXAN reported that approximately 13 were derailed.

“[Horelica] also indicated at least 2 structures were impending and crews were unable to reach them due to intense heat and flames. Evacuations are mostly complete and fire crews expect to remain on site the rest of today and into the night,” the station reported.

“HAZMAT teams are on their way from College Station and Temple.”

An earlier update quoted Gosch as saying three cars with fuel were the ones burning.

“The flames are said to be generating an intense amount of heat,” the report noted.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Responses

  1. After driving truck for 55 years I wonder what todays drivers are thinking about and how well they are trained, pardon the pun.

  2. The Western Journal’s disinformation site continues to distort the news to their liking.

    This time, on their own site, they chose to go with THIS headline, trying to pander to the brainless wonders who go to wacko right-wing “news” sites:

    “Barely 1 Month After Biden Nixed Super Safe Keystone XL, Train Carrying Oil Explodes in TX”

    Of course, they make NO attempt to tie those two events directly linking them – cause and effect. No siree! TWJ only plants the seed and let’s their reader’s fertile imaginations run with it.

    1. Facts are facts Chippy the Chump. Prove them wrong that the collision never happened instead of spewing your bullshit rhetoric. You are truly a Chump.

        1. Whatever you say Chippy the Chump. Its ok you can always be a Chump if that’s your thing. The fact remains facts are facts.

          1. As I said Chippy the Chump facts are facts. You can make up whatever you want. That’s ok because it is a characteristic of a Cump.

  3. Thank God that no one was injured. Guess the fire lit the coal and it’ll still be burning for weeks.

  4. Regina
    You must be referring to Warren Buffet who donated over $50M to the Biden/Harris campaign. He owns the railroads that are transporting oil.
    Nothing wrong there is it?

  5. And THIS is supposed to be better than the pipeline?
    Only Democrats would think that.
    Actually, I heard that Biden was actually rewarding his buddies that are heavily invested in the railroad.

    1. AOC says that. Of course, she was the same nimrod who claimed that detainees along your Mexican borders were forced to drink toilet water.

    2. hey Paul, that would be the stupid democrats/liberals. The party of low life cheaters with major mental health problems. for short “Retards”

Comments are closed.