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Freight train derails in Tempe, Arizona sparking huge fire and bridge collapse

BREAKING: Freight train derails in Tempe, Arizona sparking huge fire and bridge collapse

 A freight train has derailed in Tempe, Arizona sparking a huge fire. 

Pictures from the scene Wednesday morning show part of the bridge over Tempe Beach Park has also collapsed. 

Tempe police tweeted: ‘@TempePolice and Tempe Fire are on scene of a train derailment and large fire over Tempe Town Lake. Several roads are restricted near Tempe Town Lake and west of downtown Tempe. Please avoid the area.’ 

The incident happened at around 6:30am local time. Lumber and debris could be seen in the water. It is not yet known if anyone has been injured. 

Eyewitness Camille Kimball told CBS5: ‘I turned around to look and got the fright of my life. 

‘Now there’s fire pouring into the lake from the middle of the bridge. It’ looks like a scene from hell, truly. A scene from hell. The flames are intense and the sky is filled with black smoke.’ 

A freight train has derailed in Tempe, Arizona sparking a huge fire

Pictures from the scene Wednesday morning show part of the bridge over Tempe Beach Park has also collapsed

Pictures from the scene Wednesday morning show part of the bridge over Tempe Beach Park has also collapsed

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