Man Sustains Serious Burns in Gas Station Fire
ATLANTA, GA – April 26, 2018 (wsbradio.com). According to an online news report at wsbradio.com, several people came to the aid of a man caught fire at a gas station in southeast Atlanta.*
The incident occurred on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at approximately 11:45 a.m. where the man, after filling his tank with just seventy seven cents worth of gas, caught fire at a Texaco station located on 256 Clifton Street, SE.
According to one witness, "fire was all over his body. I just seen him running across, running across the lot there."
The manager of the gas station noted that moments before he pumped gas, he had purchased a lighter and a small amount of gas. The manager noted that "[the man] went out and, less than 3 seconds, he started shouting, 'I'm on fire. I'm on fire. I'm on fire.' It burned off his clothes off of him, and his skin was hanging on him."
Per the Atlanta Fire Department spokesperson, in response to the incident, there was no risk of fire at any other pumps. The fire department shut down pump number 6 where the accident occurred.
The incident remains under investigation. There are no further details currently available on the accident.
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