NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Firefighters in Newport News are battling a fire at a gas station that began when a sport utility vehicle hit a pump.
Newport News Fire Department Battalion Chief J. Douglas Carper says the fire was reported around 8:10 a.m. Tuesday. Firefighters found heavy fire when they arrived at the scene.
Newport News police spokesman Lou Thurston says the SUV's driver fled the scene on foot and was captured a short distance away. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Motorists are advised to find alternate routes around the area.