Crews respond to vehicle fire at Swatara Township gas station

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Burnt out vehicle at Speedway Gas Station located along the 6800 block of Paxton Street.

SWATARA TOWNSHIP, Pa.–Fire crews battled a vehicle fire at a gas station in Dauphin County on Friday evening.

The vehicle caught fire at the Speedway located along the 6800 block of Paxton Street in Swatara Township shortly before 5:30 p.m.

Fire officials said two people were in the car when they pulled up alongside one of the gas pumps. Both people fled to safety after the car erupted in flames.

Staff immediately turned on the emergency system to cut the flow of gas from the pumps, authorities said.

No word yet on what caused the fire.

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