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Vehicle catches fire in the mountains

(Two people seriously injured earlier this week)….They were involved in a collision and fire near Boulevard.

The California Highway Patrol says the SUV was eastbound on Interstate 8, near Ribbonwood Road. The driver lost control of the vehicle and it traveled down the embankment of the Interstate. The SUV caught fire, spreading flames to nearby brush. Witnesses assisted one passenger get out of the vehicle, while the second person did not require assistance in escaping from the burning vehicle. Cal Fire responded and extinguished the flames. The two were taken to two awaiting helicopters at the Golden Acorn Casino, where they were flown to a San Diego area Hospital. Both were reported in serious condition. Their identities were not released.