Rochester, MN  (KROC AM News) - A fire broke out Tuesday at a Rochester convenience store after a motorist drove off with a gasoline nozzle still attached to the vehicle, ripping a pump off its base.

A small amount of gasoline leaked before the shutoff valve activated and a spark from the pump’s wiring set off the fire. Rochester firefighters put out the fire right away and there was no other damage.

The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. at the Baraka store located at 1003 N, Broadway, near the McDonald’s restaurant.

It’s not known if the driver was located.  


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