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Post by Tweetey55 on Fri 28 Aug 2009, 10:43 am

August 28, 2009

By BRIAN STANLEY bstanley@scn1.com
JOLIET -- A woman's method of checking her fuel level Tuesday night was like pouring gasoline on a fire.

The 27-year-old Joliet woman suffered second-degree burns and destroyed a car after reportedly using a cigarette lighter to help her see how much gas was in the can she'd been filling.

Police reports say it was around 10:30 p.m. when the woman drove to 7-11, 1609 E. Cass St., in a yellow 1970 Chevrolet 400.

The woman "was filling up a gas can, which was sitting on the passenger seat of the car. (She) then used a lighter to use as a light to observe how full the can was," police said.

The can ignited from the lighter's flame and the resulting explosion also set the vehicle's interior ablaze.

Apparently fearful the fire could spread to the fuel pump she'd been using, the victim began to push the burning car.

Firefighters from Station Four reported the Chevrolet was "approximately five feet from the pumps and fully involved" when they arrived.

The woman was treated for "nonlife threatening, but serious" second-degree burns to her right wrist and right thigh by ambulance personnel and taken to Silver Cross Hospital.


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