Huge explosion breaks out after 18 wheelers hit fuel train in Texas
An 18-wheel truck encountered a train carrying chemicals and fuels in Cameron, Texas early Tuesday. It caused a huge explosion and started a fire that is expected to burn for several days.
The city of Milam County of 5,400 people, about 72 miles northeast of Austin, was hit by the boom around 6:45 a.m., according to Cameron Sheriff Chris White.
White said the driver of an 18-wheel flatbed truck lost control of his vehicle, unable to stop, drove around a parked vehicle and into a level crossing where his truck hit a passing BNSF train.
“Nobody was injured or killed,” White said.
A barn burned down and several nearby houses were evacuated, but most of the people have returned to their homes.
The first 11 wagons on the train were filled with gasoline, coal and petroleum products, which …