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Car strikes gas line, causing fire and evacuation at Allen fitness center

The driver of the vehicle was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Plano.

ALLEN, Texas — One person was flown to a hospital following a crash that caused a fire and led to the evacuation of a Life Time Fitness in Allen on Friday night.

Allen Fire Department responded to a call of a fire at the intersection of State Highway 121 and Watters Rd, Friday night. According to authorities, at 7:43 p.m. a vehicle struck a gas line outside Life Time Fitness.

The driver of the vehicle was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Plano.

The building was evacuated, and CoServ gas crews stopped the flow of gas around 10:15 p.m. The fire was extinguished shortly after that.

The condition of the driver is unknown, and the accident remains under investigation.

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