Fire bursts out of car when motorist fills it up with petrol in central China

Flames burst out of a car when the motorist filled it up with petrol in central China.

The video, filmed in the city of Yichang in Hubei Province on January 19, shows a ball of fire suddenly bursting out of a car when the motorist was about to touch the petrol pump nozzle.

The motorist then ran to pick up an extinguisher but he did not know how to use it.

Luckily, a petrol station worker came with an extinguisher to help the motorist put out the fire on his car.

According to reports, the fire might have been caused by the static electricity that emerged when the motorist touched the nozzle.

The case is under further investigation, reports said.

The video was provided by local media with permission.

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Location: China