A car burst into flames at a Fred Meyer gas station on Fairview Avenue near Locust Grove yesterday. Scary stuff!!
That's actually always a fear of mine when I am pumping gas. I worry if someone nearby has a cigarette that's going to spark a fire or if someone is on their cellphone, which they say not to do while pumping gas.
A woman had pulled up to the pump to get some gas when she noticed smoke and fire coming from the engine compartment of her car.
The gas station attendant did exactly what they are supposed to do in that situation and turned off the emergency shut off switch to the gas pumps, which prevented an explosion, before calling the fire department.Thank goodness for quick thinking and following emergency procedures!
Thankfully, there were no injuries, but the car is completely lost. Also, there's no information yet on what ignited the fire.