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Car bursts into flames following crash in Higganum

HIGGANUM — A vehicle erupted in flames following a motor vehicle accident Friday afternoon.

The collision occurred along Route 81 near Three Oaks Plaza. The operator took down a utility pole, which sparked the massive fire.

Connecticut State Police said no one was injured in the crash or subsequent blaze.

Route 81 will remain closed near the Route 9 highway entrance until Eversource completes repairs. As of 8 a.m. Saturday, the road was still closed.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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