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Texas Officials Respond to Fiery Explosion After Train Collides With 18-Wheeler

An 18-wheeler collided with a train in Milam County, Texas, on Tuesday morning, February 23, causing several fuel tank cars to catch fire, reports said.

Milam County Sheriff Chris White shared video from the scene, showing black smoke billowing from the fiery crash in Cameron.

Sheriff White wrote on Facebook that the fire was “primarily petroleum,” and that there were no reports of chemical hazards.

Officials told local media that both the driver of the truck and the conductor of the train were uninjured.

Residents were advised to avoid the area, which was being attended by “numerous” emergency vehicles, White said. Credit: Sheriff Chris White via Storyful