Morning Fire Damages Gas Station
By: Heartland News
FRUITLAND, Mo. - A fire damaged a Fruitland gas station early Thursday morning.
Police say a man's jeep kicked out of gear around 6 a.m. and ran into a gas pump while he went into an Amerimart gas station in Fruitland.
The pump immediately caught fire. An automatic shut-off system helped keep any further fuel from igniting.
An off-duty firefighter just happened to be traveling by and reported the flames. Fire crews from several departments quickly kept the fire from spreading out of control.
Station co-owner Robert Younghouse says he's grateful for such a quick response.