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Truck Explodes into Fireball at South Carolina Gas Station

January 9, 2007

 

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WSPA News Channel 7 reports from BP station off Highway 290, Duncan, SC

 

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This seems to be a clasic re-entry static related fire. The owner of the truck was refueling it. he got back into the truck. When the nozzle 'clicked moff", he got out of the truck and reached for the nozzle. As he did, a static spark discharged and the vapors around his fuel port ignited. The fiber glass wheel wells melted releasing the nozle to spew gasoline and cause a very large fire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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