By CBS13 Staff

PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – Authorities say one person has been taken to the hospital after a fiery crash near Lincoln early Friday afternoon.

The crash happened on Nicolaus Road, east of Highway 65.

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California Highway Patrol says, around 1:20 p.m., a driver crashed into an electrical pole and then rolled into a ditch. Officers say the car caught fire, but the driver was removed safely.

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Power lines are down in the area and both directions of Nicolaus Road are blocked at the moment. About 48 PG&E customers in the immediate area are without power.

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The driver suffered major injuries in the crash, officers say.