New Jersey gas station set ablaze after car crashes into fuel pumps

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A New Jersey gas station was set ablaze Tuesday morning when a car propelled by the winds of Tropical Storm Isaias crashed into the business’ fuel pumps, causing them to explode.

Video taken by the gas station and later released by North Brunswick police shows a red car speeding down New Jersey’s Route 1, side-swiping another car before colliding with the pumps and starting the blaze.

“We are fortunate to say that there were no life-threatening injuries reported,” the North Brunswick Police Department wrote.

“Just a reminder to please use caution while driving, especially days like today.”

As of now, it is unclear if any charges have been filed in the incident.

Tropical Storm Isaias, which hit New Jersey on Tuesday, has caused severe rain, wind, power outages and spawned two tornadoes.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued a State of Emergency on Tuesday, while also advising people to limit travel “unless absolutely necessary.”

“Do not be on the roads unless absolutely necessary. If you must drive, take it slow, use caution, and leave extra time to get to your destination,” Murphy wrote on Twitter.



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