According to The Huffington Post, 10 of the 100 cars on the track caught fire, although it remains unclear as to just what caused the derailment. Some witnesses claim they could feel the heat from the blaze while indoors and half a mile away.
"I looked out the window and all of a sudden the train car tipped over and the whole thing was engulfed in flames and it just exploded. The oil car tipped over onto the grain car," 13-year-old Hannah Linnard told HuffPo. There were also reports of as many as six explosions following the crash.
"I rolled down the window, and you could literally keep your hands warm," said Ryan Toop, who somehow got a mere two blocks from the blaze.
We have video of the massive fireball that resulted from the derailment, available below. Have a look and let us know what you think in Comments.