ATV Catches Fire At Local Gas Station

New Union FireOn Saturday Corporal Jim O’Neal of the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department was in route to answer a call when he drove by Ben’s Lakewood Market, 53 Lakewood Park Drive. O’Neal observed a small four wheeler on fire in the parking lot and it was fully engulfed. He advised the Coffee County Communications Center of the incident and asked for the fire department to be in route due to the close proximity of diesel tanks and gas pumps to the fire.
A bystander, John Foster ran to the incident and removed the pump nozzle and pushed the four wheeler down the parking lot to an area where other damage to property would not occur.
Several attempts were made to extinguish the fire prior to the New Union Fire Department’s arrival and it had been reduced in size when they arrived and the firemen were able to extinguish the fire completely.
The Yamaha 50 cc four wheeler was a total loss and belonged to a female living at 75 Vista Dr. She advised that she was filling the tank with fuel with the engine running when it caught fire at the pump.
No injuries were reported.