Nightly News   |  May 28, 2013

Cargo train derails outside Baltimore

The derailment sparked a large explosion creating a fire that burned for hours, and injuring the truck driver who crashed into the train. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> a dicey situation outside baltimore tonight. train and truck collision and a derailment that sparked a big explosion that ripped apart two nearby warehouses, rattled homes half a mile away, happened in the suburb of white marsh , about ten miles northeast of the city of baltimore. safety officials say the rail cars were carrying hazardous materials but not toxic chemical, and they were careful to draw a distinction. the fire was stubborn, burning for hours, while people were kept back. the only injury was to the truck driver himself, who is in serious condition. federal safety officials are investigating.