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Woman seriously injured in car fire on near east side

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A woman is in serious condition following a car fire on the city’s near east side, according to the Indianapolis Fire Department.

Crews were called to the area of East 26th and North Lasalle streets around 8 a.m.

Authorities said the woman was traveling west on 26th Street when she struck a vehicle near Adams Street.

The fire was the result of welding equipment igniting in the vehicle. However, according to IFD, it’s unclear if the crash was the cause of the fire or if the welding equipment igniting resulted in the crash.

IFD had to extricate the woman from the vehicle. She has been transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition.

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