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Fire out at Lafayette gas station

Posted at 9:31 AM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 12:00:25-04

Firefighters say they are on the scene of a fire at a Chevron gas station located on Ambassador Caffery. The fire has been extinguished.

A spokesperson for the department says the driver of a tractor trailer hit a gas pump while turning in the parking lot and that gas vapors ignited.

The pump and the canopy of the gas station sustained heavy fire damage. No injuries were reported.

West Willow is open, according to firefighters. The gas pumps and storage tanks are being assessed at Chevron Gas Station for any additional damage. State Police HazMat and DEQ are assisting with the assessment.

Firefighters say a private contractor will be conducting assessments and repairing all damages.