Christmas in July — Gas Station Fire System Goes Off, Jakes Not Sure Why

Fire suppression foam coated the scene after the system let go at this Centre Street gas station on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

Karla Vallance

Fire suppression foam coated the scene after the system let go at this Centre Street gas station on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

The white dusting covering a Centre Street’s Gibbs Gas was from the station’s fire suppression system, which let go for unknown reasons on Tuesday evening.

Steve MacDonald of the Boston Fire Department said there wasn’t a blaze at the 581 Centre St. gas station.

He said there were no injuries. The extinguishing agent is a derivative of baking soda, MacDonald said.

The Fire Department said the gas station is looking into why the system triggered.

  • rb

    Never realized how nasty that stuff is. It might be from baking soda but I would guess it’s toxic.