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The Latest: Woman near Texas balloon crash saw fireball

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A woman who lives near the site where a hot air balloon crashed in Central Texas says she saw a giant fireball.

Margaret Wylie, who lives about a quarter-mile from the site and has an unobstructed view, told The Associated Press that she was letting her dog out Saturday morning when she heard a "pop, pop, pop."

She said, "I looked around and it was like a fireball going up."

Wylie also said the fireball was located under large power lines.

As she described it, the fireball was about four stories high -- almost high enough to reach the bottom of the power lines.

Authorities say there are likely no survivors after the hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught fire and crashed.

Wylie says she did not hear anyone scream or call out.

Wylie said that she called 911. She added that the weather seemed clear and that she often sees hot air balloons in the area.

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