2 cars burst into flames after crash at Portage gas station, officials say

Fire officials said two cars caught fire after they collided at a gas station in Portage.

Mark Chase, The Times

PORTAGE — Two cars caught fire Monday morning after they collided at a gas station in Portage.

The Portage Fire Department responded to reports of an accident at a Family Express gas station at 6-5901 US shortly after 11:30 on Monday morning. Battalion commander Teresa Janowitz said the Ford Taurus struck a Ford Explorer and a gas pump, causing both vehicles to catch fire.

One person was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, Janowitz said. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

“Wow man. What a scene. You can’t make up for what you see here on any given day.

Jerry Davich, The Times

The owner of Family Express was at the scene. Janovitz said gas stations hope to reopen tonight.

The Portage Police Department and Precision Towing assisted at the scene.

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