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

car fire at portal way shell station 2018-08-07
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.

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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.

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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