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Child hurt in fiery crash with power pole, Montgomery County firefighters say

The early morning crash in Burtonsville is still under investigation.

BURTONSVILLE, Md. — A child and one other person were taken to the hospital after a fiery crash early Tuesday morning, firefighters said.

The crash happened at Old Columbia Pike near Loma Linda Court in Burtonsville, around 1 a.m., according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Public Information Officer Pete Piringer.

Piringer said in a tweet Tuesday that an initial investigation revealed that the vehicle collided with a utility pole. Wires came down on top of the car, sparking the fire. 

Two people in the car were taken to the hospital. Piringer said in a tweet that one of the people in the car was a child, but did not say how old the child was. They were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but those injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police say the road was closed while they continue to investigate, and power crews work on repairs. Roads have since reopened Tuesday morning.

 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. 

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