A freight train traveling on a bridge that spans a lake in a Phoenix suburb derailed Wednesday, setting the bridge ablaze and partially collapsing the structure. Fire officials in the suburb of Tempe said the derailment happened at about 6 a.m. (July 29)
COREY WOODS: So far there have been no reported casualties as a result of this derail. So you know, we're going to continue to keep our fingers crossed that that remains the case. The biggest thing is we're just trying to make sure that we do everything we can to assess the damage and get this all taken care of.
And so the residents have been incredible during this time of sharing information on social media and kind of telling folks make sure to avoid the area and let the professionals down here do their jobs. I would say for anyone, you know, make sure if you're even in even close to this area, which you shouldn't be, make sure that you have a mask on, because not only are there COVID issues, but there are clearly now-- you know, there's a major smoke issue down here in the downtown.