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Vehicle Hits Pump, Causes Fire At Gas Station

by AP posted Mar 19 2013 11:19AM
     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.
 
 
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03/19/2013 11:19AM
Vehicle Hits Pump, Causes Fire At Gas Station
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