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The Civil Guard extinguishes the fire of a vehicle in a gas station (20/05/2017)

The users of the vehicle alerted to the agents of the Group of Traffic that were in the proximities making a control

Civil guards required three fire extinguishers to quench the fire

The Civil Guard has stifled the fire of a vehicle that was in a station of service of Archena (Murcia) stopped next to the suppliers, avoiding with the quick action that personal damages and material of consideration took place.

The events occurred past midnight yesterday, May 19, at a service station on the RM-554 motorway, linking the A-30 dual carriageway with the Murcia town of Archena, when two patrols of the Guard Traffic Sector Civil, who were carrying out a preventive control of BAC, were alerted by the cries coming from the service station, where they observed two men and one woman requesting help because their tourism, which they had just parked next to the suppliers of the Gas station to refuel, had the engine burning, producing flares through the underside of the front of the same and the vents.

The civil guards immediately came to the scene with the fire extinguishers they carried in their patrol vehicles, in order to control the situation, given the enormous danger involved in spreading to the supplier and, with it, the explosion of the entire service station .

The first performance was not enough, as both extinguishers were consumed and, in a short time, the flames appeared again, so one of the agents went inside the burned-out tourism to raise the bonnet and thus be able to project the charge Extinguisher of the own service station directly to the focus of ignition, finally managing to stifle it and move it to a safe place.

Despite the fire and the dangerous place where it occurred, the rapid intervention of the agents allowed not only to control the situation without spreading to other areas of the service station, but the vehicle itself only reached Damage to the front area, preventing it from being totally burned.

Source: Ministerio del Interior

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