Car Fire at Sunoco Gas Station; No Injuries

UPDATE 12/28/21 8:30 a.m. — The county’s Office of Emergency Management tweeted that both directions of East-West Highway and Colesville Road have reopened.


A car fire at a Sunoco gas station at the beginning of rush hour closed the intersection of Colesville Road and East-West Highway in downtown Silver Spring.

A vehicle caught fire this morning at a gas pump at the Sunoco gas station, located at 8384 Colesville Rd., according to Montgomery County Fire spokesperson Pete Piringer. A station attendant shut off the gas pump prior to the fire department’s arrival. No injuries were reported.

The county’s Office of Emergency Management tweeted that the fire department’s activity may cause an extended closure of the intersection, and motorists should consider an alternative route of travel.

Photos by David Lay

Car on fire at Sunoco on corner of Colesville/East-West Highway. from SilverSpring

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