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An Amtrak train carrying Amtrak passengers derailed and burst into flames on a Pacific Coast Highway in Oregon, officials said Tuesday.
A passenger train crashed and burst onto the highway near the town of Orem, about 30 miles south of Seattle, according to the Washington State Patrol.
An Amtrak train on a test run derailed and caught fire, causing a massive fire that ripped through a warehouse in the nearby town of Wrangell, officials with the Washington National Guard said in a statement.
The train was headed from Seattle to San Francisco when it derailed, said Sgt. Steve Davis, a spokesman for the National Guard.
The cause of the derailment was under investigation.
The crash occurred at about 6:45 p.m.
(1045 GMT) Tuesday, Davis said.
The train had been on a four-day test run when it struck a truck carrying oil and diesel from the Aliso Canyon refinery in Northern California, Davis told ABC News.
No one was on board the train at the time of the crash.
The driver of the truck, who had been working for a rail company, was injured in the crash, according with the National Transportation Safety Board.
The accident was the second major train derailment in the U.S. in as many weeks.
On June 7, a train carrying about 150 passengers derailed in northern California and burst open, sending more than 1,100 cars flying into the air.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.