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Static charge causes car fire

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A small static spark made for a huge problem at an Oklahoma City gas station causing the fuel to ignite.

"It is not a myth, it actually can happen," said Oklahoma City District Fire Chief Tony Davis.

A woman began filling up and got back in her car.  When the fill-up was complete, she got back out and when she touched the pump, a static charge ignited a huge ball of flame.

It blew out her windows and tires.

Luckily, she was able to get away and the cashier turned off all the gas pumps.

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