Man Sparks Gas Station Fire After Backing Into Pump
A car ignites a gas pump Sunday evening after backing into it at a Valero gas station in San Bernardino. (Surveillance footage)
San Bernardino firefighters responded just after 6:15 p.m. to the Valero gas station at 2700 N. Del Rosa Ave., just south of the 210 Freeway.
A man -- who was not named -- backed his car into a fuel pump, which sparked an intense fire. That's when the man fled the scene, police said.
The fire destroyed the car and the pump.
The man -- in his mid-40s, according to the San Bernardino Sun -- later called for medical aid at his home. The Press-Enterprise reported the man sought treatment for a laceration he sustained on his leg.
The man has not been arrested but prosecutors may choose to file hit-and-run charges against him, the Press-Enterprise reported.