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Video: Massive explosion, fire in Texas after train, 18-wheeler collide

Residents nearby were evacuated as firefighters managed the fiery scene

By Laura French

CAMERON, Texas — A train and an 18-wheeler truck collided in Texas on Tuesday morning, causing a massive explosion and blaze leading to evacuations in the area.

Photos and videos show the aftermath of the collision, with thick black smoke billowing through the air as well as flames rising from the tracks. One video shows a fireball erupting from the burning wreckage.

County officials reported that about 14 train cars were derailed as a result of the collision, according to KBTX. Residences nearby were evacuated, but officials said there is not a hazmat situation and that the train was hauling petroleum, according to KXXV.

The train conductor and the driver of the 18-wheeler reportedly survived without injuries.

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