RIO RANCHO, NM (KOAT/CNN) - Two people were severely burned Wednesday when their hot air balloon hit power lines and caught fire.
Police say the gondola fell about 40 feet to the ground.
The balloon was taking part in the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta when the accident occurred.
Local residents used bottled water to help douse the fire.
The victims were identified as the pilot, 59-year-old Mark Kilgore, and his passenger, 66-year-old Daniel Lovato.
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