Gas Station Set Ablaze After Driver Pulls Away Prematurely

No one was reported hurt.

What to Know

  • A fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at a gas station in Bergen County
  • No one was hurt, and the fire was quickly extinguished
  • The identity of the driver is unknown

A fire was sparked at a Bergen County gas station Wednesday afternoon after a driver pulled away from the pump too early, fire officials say.

Dramatic surveillance video shows an area of the 20 Route 4 E Lukoil station in flames after the driver pulled away, causing the pump to break from the base and vapors to ignite from the gasoline.

A station attendant acted quickly, grabbing a nearby fire extinguisher to quickly put out the growing flames, according to video released by Hackensack Fire Department.

The gas station owner told News 4 New York the driver had asked for $20 worth of gas, but for some reason left before paying, leaving the worker to put the fire out with two different extinguishers. 

No one was hurt in the fire, the Hackensack Fire Department said. By the time firefighters got there, the blaze was out and the driver was still on the scene, with the pump still in her car. 

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