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Trucker hits emergency shutoff as rig catches fire at gas pump 


A massive fire broke out at a gas station in Utah on Tuesday morning after a semi truck burst into flames while parked at a gas pump. 

The incident happened on May 3rd at around 8:50 a.m. at a Maverik gas station in Santaquin, Utah. 

According to ABC 4 News, the trucker stopped to fuel up and was parked at a pump when he noticed his engine smoking. The driver attempted to extinguish the flames using a small fire extinguisher, but was unsuccessful. The driver then hit the emergency fuel shutoff and called authorities to help him put out the fire. 

When firefighters arrived, the cab of the truck was already fully consumed by flames. Firefighters were able to contain the large fire quickly, but the gas station was still evacuated for safety. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire. 

It is not yet clear what caused the truck to catch fire. Officials are still investigating the incident. 


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