A Ferrari owner says his car burst into flames at a Northern California gas station and then rolled away on its own, avoiding a major explosion.
Al Cui told KNTV-TV he was pumping gas into his Ferrari at a gas station in Martinez on Sunday night when it suddenly caught fire.
Cui saw flames shooting from the engine, so he retrieved a fire extinguisher to douse the fire, KPIX-TV reported. But the fire was too intense.
Firefighters eventually put out the blaze, but it was scary for many involved.
“As far-fetched as that may sound,” that’s what happened, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Mike Eglite told KNTV-TV. It’s “almost like a scene out of ‘Back to the Future.’”
Cui and others at the gas station ran for cover because they feared the sports car would explode near the pumping stations, KPIX-TV reported.
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