Fiery crash near Windermere sends flames into sky for hours

Gas line ruptured at Ficquette and Overstreet roads in Orange County

A car crash causes a gas line to rapture, sending flames into the sky in Orange County.
A car crash causes a gas line to rapture, sending flames into the sky in Orange County.

WINDERMERE, Fla. – A car crashed into a power pole in Orange County early Thursday, rupturing a gas line and sending flames into the sky for hours.

The crash was reported at Ficquette and Overstreet roads near Windermere.

A crash sends flames into the sky for hours.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Meredith Chambers, 34, of Windermere, lost control of her 2018 Toyota and crashed into the pole. The crash also damaged a gas line, and the car caught fire, the FHP said.

Troopers at the scene told News 6 that the driver was not injured.

The gas line was shut off hours after the crash, officials said.

A resident who lives nearby shared video and photos of the incident with News 6.

No other details have been released.


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