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COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) - One person is dead after a car crashed into a gas pump and a minivan at a convenience store in Colorado Springs, triggering an explosion and fire that engulfed her vehicle.

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Authorities say the crash occurred at about 12:40 p.m. Tuesday at a 7-Eleven store in the 1400 block of West Colorado Avenue.
Colorado Springs police officer John Ressler confirmed that a woman died in the crash, but no information about the victim was immediately available.
Health insurance broker Michael Horvat was working across the street when he heard the crash and ran over with a fire extinguisher, but an off-duty firefighter told him to get back as the gas pump island erupted in flames.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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I saw that happen at a gas station many years ago when a car backed into a gas pump. Fortunately the car pulled forward out of danger before the flames ignited its tank and an alert station attendant hit the panic button to shut down the pump before the flames got out of control.
 

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I love the idea of someone running over with a fire extinguisher! When fire breaks out at a gas station, I'm running the other way.
 

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mohair_chair said:
I love the idea of someone running over with a fire extinguisher! When fire breaks out at a gas station, I'm running the other way.
yup...thousands of gallons of fuel plus fire--not a combo I'd like to be near. Trying to put that out with a fire extinguisher would be like trying to put out a forest fire by peeing on it.
 

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mohair_chair said:
I love the idea of someone running over with a fire extinguisher! When fire breaks out at a gas station, I'm running the other way.
no kidding- typical underground storage tanks are 5,000 gallons for premium and 12,000 gallons for the other tanks. most modern truck stops have 2 to 3 20,000 gallon tanks.

helluva boom!
 

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Trying to put that out with a fire extinguisher would be like trying to put out a forest fire by peeing on it.
Besides, that really stinks.
 

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Mel Erickson said:
Besides, that really stinks.
admit it...you pee on your campfires before you leave a campsite. :D
 

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Bocephus Jones II said:
admit it...you pee on your campfires before you leave a campsite. :D
Maybe when I was ten but that was 46 years ago. While I do like the sizzle I can get the same thrill with H2O.
 

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