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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Three people were critically injured in a vehicle fire on West Chestnut Expressway at approximately 2:30 a.m. The fire originated from an open container of gasoline inside the car. Gas fumes ignited from a lit cigarette while the vehicle was in motion. All three victims were severely burned and were transported to a local burn unit, where they are listed in critical condition.
Media inquiries are directed to the Springfield Fire Department media line at 417-874-2301, however, no additional information is available at this time.