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SUV hits gas pump, starts fire

Salisbury firefighters responded to a fire at a gas station Thursday afternoon after an SUV backed into a gas pump, catching both on fire.
According to Salisbury Police, the woman driving the white Ford Expedition was “going a little too fast,” in the BP station parking lot at 601 Jake Alexander Blvd. when she slammed into a gas pump, catching the pump and gas cap area of the vehicle on fire.
Firefighters said they were able to quickly put the fire out with an extinguisher and that once the pump was struck, a release valve shut off the gas line. Firefighters said the only gas that was burning at the scene was the amount still in the gas hoses.
No one was reported injured. The vehicle appeared to have sustained some damage around the left taillight and gas cap area.
The driver of the vehicle declined to comment. Employees at the BP Station also declined to comment.

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