A fiery head-on collision between two freight trains Tuesday morning sent Texas emergency crews racing to determine if there were any injuries and the extent of the damage.
The trains collided about five miles east of the city of Panhandle, located in northern Texas, KFDA reported. Several box cars derailed in the wreck.
BNSF Railway spokesman Joe Faust said two BNSF freight trains were involved in the collision, which occurred at about 8:40 a.m.
Hospitals were on high alert and were preparing for possible injuries.
Panhandle authorities were asking all residents to cut down water usage as the city’s supply was being drained by firefighters trying to contain the blaze, KVII reported.