HAZMAT train fire breaks out in downtown Phoenix
PHOENIX — A HAZMAT train fire broke out in downtown Phoenix on Friday evening.
The incident occurred near Buchanan Street and Ninth Avenue.
Four to five rail cars derailed and caught fire after the first engine ruptured a fuel tank, causing diesel fuel to spill on the south side of the track, according to the Phoenix Police Department.
UPDATE Approximately 4 to 5 railroad cars on fire, crews are currently taking a defensive operation. pic.twitter.com/vGun94iZBK
— Phoenix Fire Dept. (@PHXFire) June 20, 2020
Authorities ruled it a hazardous materials (HAZMAT) situation due to the chemicals on board.
The blaze was controlled at 9 p.m.
No firefighters were injured and the cause is under investigation.