top story

Vehicle catches fire at 7-11 in Sarasota

  • 0

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - It was a scary moment for customers of a Sarasota 7-11 as a vehicle caught fire Sunday afternoon near the gas pumps.

According to Sarasota County Emergency Services, firefighters responded to the gas station, located at 1600 University Parkway, just after 2:40 p.m. for reports of a vehicle, fully engulfed in flames, with exposure at one of the pumps.

Once on scene, first responders were able to extinguish the flames without further incident.

An official cause of the fire has not been released, but witnesses on the scene say they thought jumper cables were responsible for the blaze.

Copyright 2018 WWSB. All rights reserved.

Digital Producer