Does anyone know about the fire involving a van at the Marathon Gas Station on LaPlaisance Road at Exit 11 on I-75? Apparently it happened about 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, February 17.
I wonder why the MEN didn't mention it, of course, I shouldn't be. The photos I saw show a significant amount of damage.
Great photos, I wonder if anyone was hurt.
They didn't have a suppression system it appears...curious if it was started in the pumps, or if the vehicle was involved?
It could have been a "sobering" experience!Most people don't know that pumps have emergency shut off's and the product won't do like in the "movies"... and blow up.
First place I remember the emergency shut off switches was in Florida... a little dinky way, way, way out in cow country 'Circle K' station they were installing new pumps in... and the red emergency button about 4" in diameter mounted on the front of the building. I thought that looked like a neat idea and wondered why they didn't have them in Michigan... or in most of the other stations in Florida either. Must have been a new law then for new stations and retrofits
The codes require them - they are supposed to be in the area where the cashier/attendant is for "Self-serve"... and they must either be able to see all the pumps or have monitoring camera's that allow them to see. Not many if any full service stations around are there?