Driver hits gas pump, triggers fire

Credit: Gastonia Fire Department

Driver hits gas pump, triggers fire

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 30 at 6:41 PM

GASTONIA, N.C. – Police are trying to determine what caused a driver to run into a gas pump, igniting a fire.

The incident happened Monday afternoon at the Kingsway CITGO on Bessemer City Road.

Officials said the car struck the gas pump, causing the fire. The fire heavily damaged one car and the gas pump, but there were no injuries.

Damage was at least $12,500, according to a police report.

Fire officials said they were able to turnoff the gain line and prevent the fire from spreading.
 

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