Breaking: Massive Fire On Bridge Over Tempe Lake After Train Derailment

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Breaking: Massive Fire On Bridge Over Tempe Lake After Train Derailment

The Tempe Fire Department are currently fighting the fire and confirms the train derailment and bridge collapse over Tempe town lake is a hazmat situation.

Horrific images have begun to surface following a train derailment this morning in Arizona.

Known as a desert oasis in the middle of the Phoenix Metropolitan area, Tempe Town Lake saw a bridge collapsed and a train derailed near Farmer Avenue and First Street this morning at around 6 am.

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There is currently a huge fire and smoke can be seen billowing for miles around the area. It is currently unclear as to what sparked the fire or if anybody has been injured.

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The train car that is burning was reportedly carrying lumber, some of which was in the lake. There also was a tanker car that fell off the bridge. It's not clear what the tanker was carrying, but Arizona's Family reporter said it had a hazardous materials warning sign on it.

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Tempe Fire is working a 1st Alarm HAZMAT situation at Farmer and University. Police are asking residents of Tempe to avoid the area and it's clear to see why.

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The City of Tempe has canceled all boating activities and classes due to the derailment. The Salt River Union Pacific Railroad Bridge was built in 1912 and 1913 using the piers from the 1905 bridge that washed away in a flood.

This is a developing story.

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