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Car Slams Into Boulder, Igniting Fire In Pound Ridge

Firefighters work to douse flames from a car fire.
Firefighters work to douse flames from a car fire. Photo Credit: Pound Ridge Fire Department
A driver lost control of his car and slammed into a boulder causing the car to burst into flames.
A driver lost control of his car and slammed into a boulder causing the car to burst into flames. Photo Credit: Pound Ridge Fire Department
Debris from the car crash was thrown across the roadways and nearby yards.
Debris from the car crash was thrown across the roadways and nearby yards. Photo Credit: Pound Ridge Fire Department

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- An unidentified driver lost control of his vehicle on Sunday in Pound Ridge and slammed into a boulder, causing his car to burst into flames, said the Pound Ridge Fire Department.

Firefighters received the call around 5 p.m. in the area of 36 Dann Farms road. When they arrived, the found the car off the roadway lodged against a large boulder in flames, fire officials said.

While dousing the blaze, firefighters, under the supervision of Assistant Chief Justin Brent, used thermal imaging cameras to try and locate the driver and any passengers in the car and the surrounding wooded area.

The driver was located shortly after the fire at a nearby residence and transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

The Pound Ridge Fire Department was assisted by the Pound Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Crops and Westchester EMS.

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