Pumps to blame in small fire at Frisco Conoco | SummitDaily.com

Pumps to blame in small fire at Frisco Conoco

FRISCO – A second fire at the Conoco gas station in Frisco has prompted the Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue to begin working with Evergreen Oil on a public awareness program to describe proper pump procedure.Flood said the fire department responded to a small fire Sunday evening caused by a man filling up gas cans on the bed of his truck, while the vehicle was running.According to Flood, a flash of static electricity ignited the fire.She said an employee responded quickly, shutting off the pump, then using a fire extinguisher to douse the flames.Flood said there weren’t any injuries or property damage that she knows of, but warns people to pay attention at the pump.”It says right on the gas pump, I’ve seen this, it says fill the portable containers on the ground, not on truck beds, ” said Flood.Back in August, seven people were injured, one critically, when an RV burst into flames at one of the pumps at the same gas station.Investigators were looking at several causes of that fire, including a faulty pump or a leak created by maintenance activity. Flood said the fire department has decided to team up with Evergreen Oil, the station’s gas distributor, to print a press release explaining how to correctly use the gas pumps.

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