By the grace of God.’ No HazMat situation despite massive fireball after train, 18-wheeler collide

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CAMERON, Texas KXAN — A train and an 18-wheeler collided Tuesday in Milam County, sending a ball of flames and thick black smoke into the air. It was a situation that could have been much worse, but the fire did not reach a train car carrying hazardous material. . “The train was carrying in the front compartments coal and gasoline and so that’s what caused the huge fire and all the smoke,” Milam County Sheriff Chris White said. . Fox 44 News in Waco reports the crash happened near Cameron on Farm to Market Road 2095 around 6.45 a.m. . Cameron Police Chief Lonnie Gosch tells KXAN that no one died or was even injured in this fiery collision. Approximately five train cars were involved in the crash. He says the Texas Department of Public Safety is now the lead agency in the crash. . . Sheriff White said there are “no reports of chemical hazards.” Houses in the area though have been evacuated. . Gosch took this photo from the scene. He says he believes firefighters will just let the wreckage burn out since no one is in any danger. . People nearby posted photos showing the wreckage and smoke could be seen for miles away. One thought it may have been an industrial fire at the time, not knowing that it was the result of a train and 18-wheeler crashing.

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