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4 hurt in hot air balloon explosion in California

Nov. 10, 2013 at 1:58 AM   |   Comments

TEMECULA, Calif., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Four of the five people aboard a hot air balloon were injured Saturday when there was an explosion after it landed, authorities said.

The accident occurred before 7:45 a.m. near Temecula, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The Riverside County Fire Department said one victim was sent to a burn center and two others were taken to trauma centers, while a fourth suffered minor injuries.

Department spokesman Mark Annas said the balloon had reached the ground safely, "and then, there was an explosion."

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