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Possible hot air balloon crash during Bear Valley Springs festival

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Posted at 11:29 AM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 14:29:09-04

BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. — We are getting information into the 23ABC newsroom about a possible crash of a hot air balloon in Bear Valley Springs at the Annual Firecracker Balloon Festival.

County fire was called out to reports of a balloon into a tree off Rolling Oak Drive. Initial reports indicated there were three people at the scene.

We talked to a representative with the festival who would only tell us that a balloon "landed" close to a tree.

The flights are done for the day and she said they'll be back in the skies Saturday morning at 7 a.m.

This is a developing story. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.