Wednesday, April 30, 2014
(Lynchburg, VA) -- There are no reports of injuries after a fiery train derailment near downtown Lynchburg, Virginia. One witness says he was in his office building a few blocks away when he heard a loud noise and saw several oil tanker cars toppling over. He then saw an explosion and a plume of thick black smoke. A number of tanker cars were on fire and some of the crude oil flowed into the nearby James River. The James is the primary source of drinking water for Richmond and officials there say they'll tap into another source as a precaution.