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November 1, 2011
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State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan
State Fire Marshal Warns Of Dangers Associated With Fueling Up Your Gas Cans At The Gas Station
Concord – The arrival of the October snowstorm has created many problems; one of them is getting fuel for your generator and chain saw. State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan warns citizens to be especially cautious when fueling, transporting and storing your fuel containers. Here are some tips to remember:
- Always use a rated container.
- Never transport a container in the passenger's compartment of your vehicle.
- Remove the container from the vehicle trunk or bed of the truck and place it on the ground when fueling.
- Always make sure that the cap of the container is in proper working order so the gasoline will not spill while being transported.
- Never store gasoline in your home. Gasoline should be stored in a well ventilated area ie: shed, detached garage.
- If you spill gasoline in your trunk do not try to use a wet vacuum cleaner to clean it up an explosion will occur. Call you local fire department for assistance.
For further information concerning home fire or building safety, contact your local fire department, building official, or the State Fire Marshal's Office at 603-223-4289