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FD: Multiple train cars derail and catch fire in downtown Phoenix

Posted at 8:07 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-20 02:15:58-04

Fire crews say a train derailment in downtown Phoenix sparked a fire.

Officials say four rail cars were derailed and one caught fire near 9th Avenue and Buchanan Street.

At around 7:34 p.m. a Union Pacific train derailed box cars carrying plywood while leaving a rail yard.

Watch live video from the scene below:

Officials called out a HAZMAT incident due to the chemicals on scene.

There were no injuries in this incident and the cause of the derailment is currently under investigation.