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A fire burns at the site of a CSX freight train derailment, Tuesday, in White Marsh, Md., where fire officials say the train crashed into a trash truck, causing an explosion that rattled homes at least a half-mile away and collapsed some nearby buildings, setting them on fire.

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Maryland train explosion caused by chemical cargo

Train operator CSX Transportation on Wednesday pointed to a hazardous chemical in a rail car as the source of an explosion on a derailed train near Baltimore that sparked a fire, rattled homes and damaged buildings.

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