Fairfield Fire extinguishes car fire at a gas station

On Sunday, April 2, at about 5:27 a.m., the Fairfield Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a car fire next to the gas pumps at 975 Kings Highway East, Cumberland Farms.

Fairfield Fire Department Engine 2, Engine 3, Engine 4, Engine 1, Rescue 1, Ladders 2, and Car 3 responded and arrived on scene at approximately 5:20.

Upon arrival, the fire department found a car heavily involved and about 50 feet from the gas pumps. The gas station operator had activated the extinguishing system prior to the fire department arrival. The automatic extinguishing system did not extinguish the fire. The fire department was able to keep the fire from extending to the gas pumps and was able to extinguish the fire without incident or injury.

The operator of the vehicle was on scene and stated while operating his car on the highway he had observed smoke and flames in the interior of the car and pulled off the highway.

Assistant Chief Sherwood stated “the outcome of this incident would have been much worse if the car was closer to the pumps and was not extinguished as rapidly as it was.”

On Sunday, April 2, at about 5:27 a.m., the Fairfield Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a car fire next to the gas pumps at 975 Kings Highway East, Cumberland Farms.

On Sunday, April 2, at about 5:27 a.m., the Fairfield Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a car fire next to the gas pumps at 975 Kings Highway East, Cumberland Farms.

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