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5 dead when cars burst into flames after Florida crash

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Posted at 12:10 PM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-31 12:10:10-04

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Five people are dead after a fiery crash in Florida.

Gainesville Fire Rescue reports it responded to a two-car crash at 4:30 a.m. Saturday. One of the vehicles caught fire and the flames spread to the second vehicle.

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Firefighters worked to remove the cars' occupants while others put out the fire.

Five occupants died at the scene while a sixth was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The identities of the victims weren't immediately released. Florida Highway Patrol is investigation the cause of the crash.