UPDATED: WCFD7 units respond to car fire at Portal Way Shell gas station

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Car fire at Portal Way Shell gas station (August 7, 2018). Photo: My Ferndale News

Whatcom County Fire District 7 fire and aid units responded to a report of a car fire at the Portal Way Shell gas station located at 6000 Portal Way this evening about 5:40pm.

Upon arriving they found a smoldering vehicle parked away from other vehicles, the gas pumps and convenience store but next to a vacant building.

According to WCFD7 Division Chief Ben Boyko, no injuries were reported and the driver had left the scene. He added they had received reports the vehicle was on fire while I-5 just before arriving at the gas station.

Boyko said it appeared the fire started in the engine compartment.

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Boyko credited bystanders for using a fire extinguisher from the gas station to knock the fire back until firefighters could arrive.

 

 

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