Hit, run, burn
A speeding car plowed into a bank of three gasoline pumps at a 1580 San Pablo Ave. Shell station at three minutes before midnight on Saturday, igniting a blaze.
The driver and occupants fled the scene as the flames erupted, and automatic shutoff valves limited the blaze, said Deputy Fire Chief David P. Orth.
“The gasoline that was in the pumps and hoses burned up, but it was nothing like what you see in the movies,” he said.
Firefighters quickly doused the fire, which had also spread to the car, and protected the other pumps and the accompanying Mini Mart at the station.
The car owners never returned to the scene, Orth said.e