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ALBUQUERQUE — Several hot air balloon travelers received medical treatment after two hard landings at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Fiesta spokesman Tom Garrity said that a hard landing northwest of Albuquerque on Monday morning resulted in a fire and that the pilot and a passenger were hospitalized with injuries.

He said several public safety agencies are investigating. Local and state law enforcement officials had no further information.

Separately, a balloon passenger with a pre-existing medical condition was treated by medical personnel at the balloon launch site after a hard landing on the field.

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Another balloon landed with its fabric draped over a utility line in Albuquerque’s North Valley without injuries or damage.

The annual balloon fiesta draws pilots from around the world and from more than 40 U.S. states.

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