Tractor trailer hits gas pump causing fire at local gas station
A tractor trailer hits a gas pump and sparks flames at a local gas station. The Bristol Virginia Fire Department sent News 5 a picture of the accident.
Firefighters say around 11:30 Friday night, a tractor trailer ran over a fuel pump at the Valero gas station at Exit 7.
Flames consumed the truck and the gas pump. Firefighters say it only took 15 minutes to put out the fire, but they were dealing with hazardous materials.
"They were detailed to actually secure the drainage systems around the building, especially with the creek just to contain that run off. From that point, once that was contained we determined there was very little fuel spillage, it was mostly consumed in the fire," said Lieutenant Richard Thompson with the Bristol Virginia Fire Department.
No one was hurt in the fire, but the tractor trailer and its contents are a total loss.
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