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Volunteer firefighters extinguish snowmobile fire at Seguin gas station 

A fire broke out at a Petro-Can gas station in Seguin Township on Feb. 19. 

Local volunteer firefighters arrived quickly and used extinguishers to manage the blaze while waiting for backup, according to Seguin Township Fire Chief Sean Carroll. 

“Somebody had stopped to fuel up their snow machine and while doing that they spilled some gas on the engine and it ignited,” said Carroll. 

“If it wasn’t for the quick response of our firefighters, it could have gotten pretty bad.” 

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A few volunteer firefighters who lived down the road were able to “knock down the fire”, according to Carroll. When backup firefighters arrived, they were able to fully extinguish the flames before they spread. 

Carroll noted that the fire extinguishers on scene weren’t deployed until volunteer firefighters arrived. 

“It may be a good time for people to start looking at how fire extinguishers work and making use of them, when necessary,” he said. 

The gas pump and snowmobile were destroyed by the fire. 

All pumps at the Petro –Can were closed down for an inspection before being re-opened to the public. 


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