Crash Starts Fire at VA Gas Station

Newport News (VA) Fire Department crews found heavy fire Tuesday morning when they responded to a crash at a gas station.

A vehicle went off the roadway and struck the pump, starting the fire, a police department official told WAVY ( The driver, who was wanted on outstanding warrants, reportedly fled the scene on foot, but was captured not far away.

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Besides the obvious fire potential of gasoline, this incident featured a response necessitating firefighters and law enforcement working together for different but related objectives. For more on fire department-police interaction, consider Why Stage for Law Enforcement ?, Tips for Working with Law Enforcement , and Firefighter Involvement in Law Enforcement Activities.

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