Huge fireball as truck and train collide

An incredible fireball explosion has been caught on video after a train carrying petroleum collided with an 18-wheeler semi-trailer truck.

A Texas train collided with an 18-wheeler truck – and it triggered a huge fireball explosion that has been caught on camera.

Multiple ambulances reportedly attended the huge crash on Tuesday morning, which left a car on fire and multiple train cars derailed.

Residents and businesses in the local area were evacuated from their homes and asked to keep away as crews worked to stop the fire.

The cause of the crash is under investigation and there were no injuries to the crew, BNSF Railway confirmed.

Footage of the scene showed huge plumes of dark black smoke while a fire continued to blaze.

The train was reportedly carrying petroleum, however, it was reported shortly after 10am that the College Station Fire Department’s Hazmat truck was being sent to the fiery crash.

A local ABC affiliate confirmed that both the train conductor and truck driver survived.

However, it is unclear if anyone else was injured in the incident.

Neither the Milam County Sheriff’s Office nor the Cameron Police Department could confirm whether there were any injuries by the time of publication.

Milam County Sheriff Chris White said the crash took place at a railroad crossing in Milam County at approximately 6.40am, with police first receiving word at around 6.45am, local CBS affiliate KBTX-TV reported.

The train was carrying oil tankers, with gasoline and coal, in the front cars, which led to the explosion.

According to Mr White, as of late Tuesday morning, there is “no threat to the community” or “airborne danger”.

Footage from the scene showed the sun rising as first responders, volunteers with the Cameron Fire Department and police arrived.

The Rosebud Voluntary Fire Department and the Temple Fire Department were also on scene, according to reports.

Footage from a mobile phone, taken from a car driving up to the scene, captured the billowing black smoke filling the air.

Moment’s later, a passenger in the car is heard saying, “Yo, that’s hot. Back up, back up! Dude that’s got to be a train.”

“Wow, we felt that in the car,” the other man is heard saying in the video, which was shared to Twitter.

The Milam County Sheriff’s Office have not estimated how long it will take the get the fire under control.

Officials are waiting to let the fire burn before putting it out as it is too hot, according to the local ABC affiliate.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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