On Wednesday, a technician at Flower’s Service Center Auto Repair in Amarillo, TX, was servicing a fuel line when it ruptured. According to fire officials, the resulting fuel spill caught fire causing approximately $30,000 in damage to the vehicle and repair shop.
Below is the article as it appeared on the Amarillo Globe-News website.
Ruptured fuel line leads to two-alarm blaze
By Janelle Stecklein
Posted: September 16, 2010
Authorities closed down a part of Sixth Avenue Wednesday night after an auto repair store fire sparked a two-alarm blaze.
Amarillo firefighters said the blaze started about 7:30 p.m. when a mechanic was working on a vehicle at Flower’s Service Center Auto Repair, 2813 S.W. Sixth Ave.
Fire officials said the man was working with a fuel line when it ruptured, spilling fuel that then caught fire.
The blaze, which was under control by about 7:50 p.m., caused about $30,000 in damage to the building and the vehicle, fire officials said.
To read the entire article, visit the Amarillo Globe-News website at http://amarillo.com/news/2010-09-16/ruptured-fuel-line-leads-two-alarm-blaze.