Plymouth petrol station closes in car blaze scare
FIREFIGHTERS were called to a burning car on a petrol station forecourt early yesterday. Two crews were sent to the Home Park garage in Outland Road at 1am.
The fire brigade had been told a Daewoo car driven by a woman appeared to be on fire on the forecourt. Staff had shut down the pumps and closed the filling station.
But the crews from Greenbank station found that it was steam rather than smoke coming from under the car.
Watch manager Graham Wilson said the woman had pulled into the forecourt when she noticed a problem with the vehicle. He added that only when she stopped on the forecourt did she realise the car could be on fire.
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Mr Wilson said firefighters pushed the car from the forecourt. He added they found a leaky pipe was spraying water on to the hot vehicle.
The petrol station re-opened after half an hour.