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Motorcycle Fire Causes Gas Pump To Burst In Flames In Boise

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By KBOI

Boise, Idaho (KBOI) Black smoke filled parts of Boise Saturday as a motorcycle fire caused a gas pump to go up in flames.

The incident happened around noon at the shell station on the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Myrtle Street.

Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the motorcycle to catch on fire.

KBOI reports there were systems in place to prevent the flames from spreading to the underground tanks. But it still completely destroyed the bike and pump.

A passerby took this video from a cell phone just as fire fighters were arriving on scene to put out the blaze.

Once there, it only took crews about 15 minutes to knock the flames down, and get the fire under control.

Tom Pawek, Battalion Chief says, "it looked like the motorcycle was filling up with some fuel. Somehow it got ignited which then spread from the motor cycle to the pump itself and ignited the pump. There is an emergency shutoff and we were able to shut that down and stop the flow of fuel up to it, and prevent it from getting to big and also traveling into the ground. "

Employees used the emergency shut off system before evacuating the store. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

We don't yet know the amount of damage the fire caused. The motorcycle and the gas pump were a total loss.



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