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Many Unaccounted for After Hot Air Balloon Hits Power Line

Many people are unaccounted for after a hot air balloon hit a power line and caught fire Friday evening at Meadow Event Park. Many people are unaccounted for after a hot air balloon hit a power line and caught fire Friday evening at Meadow Event Park.
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DOSWELL, Va. (WRIC) -Many people are unaccounted for after a hot air balloon hit a power line and caught fire Friday evening at Meadow Event Park.

Shortly before 8 p.m. on May 9, a hot air balloon struck a power line and caught fire before ascending into the air. According to the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, some passengers were seen jumping from the balloon, while others remain unaccounted for.

The Mid-Atlantic Balloon Festival at the Meadow is scheduled to take place at the park on Saturday and Sunday.

At this time it is not known how many people have been injured and how many are missing.

Virginia State Police are responding to the scene. 

Stay with ABC 8News on air, online and on the go for updates on this developing story as they become available.


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