Crews respond to Greensboro vehicle fire at gas station

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Crews cleaned up an accidental vehicle fire at a Greensboro Sunoco Sunday, according to Greensboro police.

The driver pulled up to the Sunoco on Bessemer Avenue and as he was pumping gas, he heard a pop and spewing noises.

Then the car caught fire.

Authorities arrived at 6:10 and the situation was under control in around 10 minutes, police say.

The total price of damages is estimated to be $28,000.

Police say damage to the building is estimated at $25,000 and damage to the car is estimated at $3,000.

The car was running while the driver pumped the gas.

Someone hit the emergency shut off valve for the gas pump.

The Sunoco is not selling gas right now.

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