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A car involved in a police pursuit crashed Thursday night in the 1600 block of South Van Buren. (Billy Hefton / Enid News & Eagle)

ENID, Okla. — A pursuit of two burglary suspects in a stolen car ended Thursday evening in a fiery crash on South Van Buren.

Enid Police Department Capt. Tim Jacobi said two females were transported to area hospitals from the scene of the crash in the 1600 block of South Van Buren. The extent of their injuries were unknown at the time.

The pursuit began near The Knights Inn, 2901 S. Van Buren. Jacobi said officers were searching for some burglary suspects when they were seen leaving the motel. Police ran the vehicle's tag and it came back stolen.

Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the suspects fled from officers, beginning a pursuit that spanned eight to 10 miles and lasted seven to 10 minutes.

Jacobi said the suspects' vehicle sideswiped another vehicle during the pursuit but no injuries were reported from that vehicle.

He said the suspect vehicle lost control in the 1600 block of South Van Buren and left the street, struck a concrete block in front of a business, went airborne, rolled multiple times and caught fire before coming to rest in front of the business.

The crash and the burglaries remain under investigation.

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Rains is police and court reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. Follow him on Twitter, @cassrains.
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