OKLAUNION, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) A fire broke out on board a freight train after it derailed near Oakland on Saturday morning, January 8, Wichita Falls CBS affiliate KAUZ-TV reported.
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The Texas Department of Safety said the accident was initially reported as a derailment. According to KAUZ-TV, about 30 train cars derailed under the bridge “Impact on US 287.”
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Those train cars were carrying denatured alcohol, which is highly flammable. Fortunately, only three or four railcars were affected, and Texas DPS said it was able to separate some of the cars before the fire spread to them.
The Vernon Fire Department and the Wichita Falls Fire Department responded to the scene with hazardous materials, and nearby Sheppard Air Force Base responded by attempting to put out the flames with foam.
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Traffic at 287 came to a complete standstill with the fire burning, but it has since reopened. There were no reports of injuries.