Train-truck accident on FM 2095 (Updated at 10:30 am)
Cameron Volunteer Fire Department has responded to a major accident between a train and an 18-wheeler on FM 2095 this morning. The crash has sparked a major fire. Milano VFD is providing support. Authorities have cleared nearby residents because of concerns for the possibility of hazardous materials. Please avoid the area.
According to Police Chief Lonnie Gosch, three cars loaded with fuel are currently burning and will likely be left to burn out. At least one structure has caught fire near the tracks. The flames are said to be generating an intense amount of heat and emergency personnel are evacuating homes in the Marlow area as a precaution. Amazingly, there have been no fatalities. At least three cars are derailed on the Cameron side of the tracks.puties,
Milam County Sheriff Chris White told reporters that they were called to the accident at 6:40 a.m. on Tuesday morning and everyone is fine there are not injuries.
He said there were hazardous materials on the train but not in the cars that were derailed and that BNSF has moved them out of the fire zone.
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers are in charge of the accident investigation. Cameron, Milano and Hearne fire departments responded as well as HAZMAT crews with the Temple Fire Department and BNSF crews with foam to put out the fire.
White said everyone did a wonderful job including his deputies, Cameron PD and DPS along with the fire departments.
DPS reports that at least 11 cars and the second of two engines have derailed or overturned.
The Burleson County Sheriff’s Office provided aerial drone footage for crews working the scene.
Several cars remain ablaze at this time. While there had been reports that a home had caught fire, Cameron Fire Chief Horelica said it was actually a large barn that burned down.
The Texas Department of Transportation is assisting in detouring traffic around the site.
Motorists are being detoured as follows: US 77 to US 190; US 190 to US 79 in Milano; US 79 to FM 3242 (also in Milano); FM 3242 to FM 2095.