Passerby Extinguishes Fire at North Haven Gas Station

A Good Samaritan is being credited with putting out a fire at a gas station in North Haven, according to the fire department.

The North Haven Fire Department said they responded Thursday to 342 Washington Avenue for a two-car accident. Fire officials said one of the cars jumped the sidewalk and struck a fuel pump before catching fire. A passerby grabbed one of the fire extinguishers at the gas station and put out the flames.

Fire officials said it could have been much worse, but a safety shut-off valve at the pump kicked in when it was knocked over.

Two people were treated for injuries at the scene.

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