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Back now breaking news -- brought to the top of the newscast a freight train has not -- -- and gone off the tracks this is just outside of Baltimore Maryland this is an area called rose dale it is a very industrial area you can see the flames still burning there.
We had some wider shots earlier this is visible from downtown Baltimore and authorities told us earlier there -- some buildings in the area unclear exactly what type that had actually been heavily damaged some sort of even buildings collapsing.
I want to bring in reporter Bob bass or rob base he's with a total traffic network in and give us a better sense probable were talking about what type of area is this.
And how bad is your understanding of the damage.
Well -- this is a very highly industrial area on it in the northeast side of Baltimore city now the actual incident is in Baltimore chaotic.
But the incident would be in the Baltimore County area just north of Baltimore city.
Unfortunately it's so close to the I 95 corridor and Pulaski highway at this point -- shut down.
Which is an alternate for I 95 know what I'm being told is there was a train derailment and also a truck that was struck at one point in time.
I heard that the driver up that truck was actually trapped in what appears to be.
Is that the train went into and possibly.
Over the truck and in some of the shots that I seen.
The truck is actually running plays -- -- parallel upside down to the track that driver was reported as trapped and so far no word.
On if he has been extricated from the accident.
We're also hearing rob some people who are around the area and some of the surrounding -- say that win this thing first went off the tracks you can kind of see the fire.
And then they felt this massive explosion.
If you know this area like you do is -- the explosion.
You think that it would damaged or destroyed some of the buildings in the area that's that we is that we're talking about or would it be the actual -- -- of -- train.
That was absolutely the explosion and -- shock -- most likely that would have damaged the building.
Real good shot but I seen a couple of -- the warehouse that was sitting right next to attract probably about twenty to thirty yards.
And that definitely was an explosion to train hasn't gone that far.
But at -- frightening thing that I saw the wheels of the train actually came off of the undercarriage of the train.
I know -- with a total traffic network rob give us an idea what you're hearing on any kind of scanner traffic as far as first responders.
Heading to the scene -- -- sending ambulances do we have any idea if they believe there are any injuries or worse it as we look at these pictures coming out of coming out of just outside of Baltimore.
The only injury that I've heard of is don't want and that would be the truck driver of the on the betraying that struck the trucks.
But otherwise -- where were coming if from mutual aid right now it is in Baltimore County property.
They have requested.
Help from Baltimore -- -- and also.
I noticed that he PW light truck and heard -- BWY bomb truck had been called to the scene.
So -- and this is the frightening part of the whole thing -- not sure what the train was borrowing.
So there is a hazardous materials response on standby but so far we're not being told that they have doggone close to the -- at this point.
Yeah rob base with a total traffic network -- is very good -- -- join us and he makes a great point there because that's what the key is when you have these types of accidents what's on the train.
And what is now burning and how close are people residential areas and business areas.
To the actual burning train.
And do they have to be evacuated or stay inside.
As we get these answers we will continue updating you on this train off the tracks and a following explosion just outside of Baltimore.
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