An Arizona town is facing quite a catastrophe after a bridge collapsed following a train derailing and catching on fire. 

The incident happened just before 6:30 a.m. in Tempe, a town just east of Pheonix, according to Fox News. Authorities shared with the outlet that several train cars were on fire, some of which were carrying lumber.

Photos of the scene show an engulfment of flames and smoke rising from the scene of the accident. About four hours after everything broke out, Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir gave an update of the situation on Twitter.  

"Update- Tempe Train derailment and Fire- No injuries known at this time but the scene is very dangerous," Cheif Moir tweeted. "Stay out of Tempe Town Lake and away from the area."

Camille Kimball was at the site when everything happened and was able to provide a bystander's perspective of the situation to AZ Family.

"I turned around to look and got the fright of my life," she said.

Kimball was out for a ride on her bike just before the accident. She explained to the outlet that the noise was extremely loud and as she made her way off of the bridge, she saw other witnesses nearby with their camera phones out. 

"Now there's fire pouring into the lake from the middle of the bridge. ... It looks like a scene from hell, truly," she shared. "A scene from hell. ... The flames are intense and the sky is filled with black smoke." 

Police tried to retake a footbridge over a tunnel in Hong Kong but were met by a barrage of petrol bombs that caused a huge fire Police tried to retake a footbridge over a tunnel in Hong Kong but were met by a barrage of petrol bombs that caused a huge fire Photo: AFP / Philip FONG