Silver Spring gas station fire investigated for arson
A vehicle fire at a gas station in downtown Silver Spring is now considered arson.
A vehicle fire at a gas station in downtown Silver Spring, Md., Is currently under investigation for arson.
The fire started around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at a Sunoco on Colesville Road, according to Montgomery County Fire and EMS.
Firefighters said before the crews arrived, an employee removed the gas pump to prevent gasoline from entering the car.
ICYMI ~ 720a 12/28 Sunoco gas station located at Colesville Rd. And East West Highway in downtown Silver Spring, vehicle on fire at gas pump, no injuries reported, fire extinguished. NOTE: Taxiways 830a have reopened at the intersection of East West Hwy and Colesville Rd https://t.co/hbv6xYin6n pic.twitter.com/M29U84ZW28
– Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) December 28, 2021
No one was injured, but two vehicles, two fuel pumps and parts of the canopy were destroyed, causing damage worth $ 100,000.
Police are urging anyone with information to call the Montgomery County Arson Whistleblower Line at 240-777-2263.
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