Panic at the pumps

Saturday, October 3, 2009

TERRIFIED motorists and shoppers were forced to flee for their lives yesterday after a petrol station caught fire near a busy supermarket and threatened to EXPLODE.A car, van and petrol pump burst into flames in a mystery blaze on the Morrisons garage forecourt near the Almondvale Centre in Livingston.Amazingly, no one one was injured after firefighters dashed to the scene and quickly doused the fierce blaze, right, just SECONDS before the petrol station was in danger of blowing up.Eyewitness Peter Nicolson, 38, from nearby Whitburn, said it was a miracle no one was killed.He said: “I was in the nearby B&Q when I heard bangs like fireworks going off.


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