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Car fire causes two separate pile-up crashes, hospitalizing five 

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Five people were hurt in two separate pile up crashes caused by a car fire in Maine on Wednesday. 

The accidents occurred on September 8th in Sidney, Maine at around 3:30 p.m. on northbound Interstate 95. 

According to The Sun Journal, A Chrysler 300 caught fire on I-95 near mile marker 119 and pulled into the breakdown lane. Traffic began to slow as a result of the flaming car, and an oncoming tractor trailer failed to slow down before crashing into three vehicles and pushing them off of the roadway. 

The crash left one person injured and caused traffic to come to a standstill. 

Just minutes later, a Jeep rear ended a car stopped in that standstill traffic, which led to another chain reaction crash involving a total of four vehicles. Four people in those vehicles were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

No further information has been released. The incidents are still under investigation.

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