UPDATED: Fire erupts at gas station

Published 5:01 pm Thursday, June 28, 2012

The owner of the truck pictured above surveys the damage from a fire that started at Headco fuel station June 28.

No injuries were reported at a fire that started at Headco fuel station near Interstate 65 Exit 212 on Thursday afternoon.

Clanton firefighters responded to the call at about 4:05 p.m. and were able to put the fire out in about 10 minutes, according to Fire Chief David Driver.

Driver said the fire, which was accidental, started from a spark from where a man was pumping fuel into cans in the back of his pickup truck.

“(The fire) never made it inside the building,” Driver said, adding that everyone inside the store evacuated immediately. “It got the awning pretty bad.”

The fire also burned the truck where the spark started, totaled a pickup truck on the other side of that fuel pump, burned the fuel pump itself and damaged the front of the store, cracking all of the windows, Driver said.