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The video above captured the explosion earlier this afternoon. It is at approximately 1:05 in the video.
In the video immediate below the person with the camera asks. “How far away do you think we are?’. His answer comes almost immediately. Clearly not far enough. Thanks to STATter911.com reader Lewis Melcher for first alerting us to both videos.
Hazmat crews are on the scene of a train derailment and explosion in Baltimore County.
It happened sometime around 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Authorities in Baltimore County were responding to a report of a train derailment in the White Marsh area that caused a loud explosion and sent a plume of white smoke into the sky that could be seen clearly from downtown Baltimore.
Baltimore County police posted to Twitter that a cargo train had derailed in the 7500 block of Lake Drive, near an industrial park. Initial reports were that no one was hurt, but hazardous material teams were responding to the scene.
Several industrial buildings were reported to have collapsed, and police were diverting traffic from Pulaski Highway.
Fire, hazmat and emergency personnel are on the scene of a derailed cargo train with a fire in Rosedale.Officials say the derailment happened at about 2:00 p.m. in the 7500 block of Lake Drive.