Whiskey Creek gas station fire a reminder of gasoline hazards
19 Jun 2021
A fire at a Whiskey Creek gas station is a reminder to drivers of the inherent dangers of handling a flammable substance.
More than 50 firefighters from nine fire departments battled the fire at the Co-op gas station on Thursday.
The blaze, reported to the Coombs-Hilliers Fire Department at 3:45 p.m., shut down Highway 4 in both directions for most of the afternoon. Crews were on site until about 10:20 p.m. attending to hot spots in the structure.
When firefighters arrived, the fire had spread to an overhead canopy and the front of a two-storey building housing a convenience store.
Lt. Theresa Benoit of the Coombs-Hilliers Fire Department said quick-thinking staff members activated the emergency shut-off for the fuel pumps. “They safely evacuated all staff and public, resulting in no injuries.”