Man hawking cheap gas sparks fire

July 1, 2007 at 6:23 PM
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NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- A man hawking cheap gasoline from New Jersey to New York in his minivan sparked a small fire as he funneled the fuel into a livery car in Brooklyn.

Police said the 35-year old gasoline seller, whose name was not released, was treated for burns at a nearby hospital after the fire Saturday. The livery car driver was not injured, The New York Daily News reported Sunday.

Police said the fire was sparked when the minivan driver was refueling the car with a handheld pump.

The seller, who may be charged with reckless endangerment, had reportedly made a business of hauling cheap gasoline from New Jersey to New York and selling it at a discount rate.

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