Car fire at the gas pumps in New Kensington

© Hotshot Images by AKVNEWS/Paul R. Lowes/Staff Photographer 6:20 pm

NEW KENSINGTON, PA. – Police and fire departments were dispatched to the Sunoco gas station along Tarentum Bridge road after a vehicle caught fire at the gas pumps. Law Enforcement Officer Kevin Hess arrived on scene and quickly used up two fire extinguishers in an effort to put out the fire.

Unable to open the hood, Officer Hess notified Westmoreland 911 requesting fire departments expedite. Stations 56-5 & 3 were dispatched and arrived on scene to spray water thru the front of the vehicle and open the hood with a portable hydraulic jack. Any potential for any additional fire was eliminated. Volunteer firefighters appeared to disconnect the vehicle’s battery and subsequently completed a minor wash down at the pumps.

The cause of the fire is unknown and was towed from the scene by Elias Towing of Arnold. No injuries were reported in the incident. New Kensington and Lower Burrell EMS were on standby at the scene.

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