13 cars derailed in Colton after Union Pacific freight train goes off tracks, catches fire
COLTON, Calif. - Thirteen cars were derailed after a Union Pacific freight train carrying lumber caught fire Monday in Colton, according to authorities.
The incident happened around 7:30 a.m. near 5th and K streets.
Union Pacific freight train hauling lumber derails, catches fire in Colton, sending 13 cars off tracks. (Photo: SkyFOX) (FOX 11)
The fire has since between extinguished.
Images from SkyFOX showed crews working to clear the rubble from the crash.
Officials said a contractor who was helping with the cleanup was injured and has been taken to a hospital.
Crews work to clear debris after Union Pacific freight train hauling lumber derails, catches fire in Colton, sending 13 cars off tracks. (Photo: SkyFOX) (FOX 11)
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The cause of the derailment remains under investigation.
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