Car Catches Fire in Dorchester

A car crashed into a pole late Tuesday night, dislodging it from the ground, causing live wires to come down across the car.

Boston Fire Department courtesy photo

A car "burst into flames," after becoming entangled in live high-powered lines, the Boston Fire Department said.

The car crashed into a transformer pole on New England and Southern Avenue in Dorchester, Massachusetts, late Tuesday night, sending the live wires down on top of it.

The driver was able to escape the car before it caught fire, officials said. No injuries have been reported.

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