Two freight trains collided shortly after 2 a.m. Friday while attempting to maneuver the rail line inside a CSX yard in Jessup, Howard County fire officials said.

Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services responded to the 8400 block of Dorsey Run Road for reports of a train derailment at approximately 2:10 a.m., officials said.

The conductors were the only two people on board at the time of the accident, and there were no injuries reported, according to officials.

Several telephone wires were brought down due to the collision, officials said, but there are no reports of any power or telephone outages.

More than 10 firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene, including seven members of the county's special operations team, officials said.

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