Officials: fireworks perpetuated Gallup gas station fire

New Mexico

Fire officials are investigating after a huge fire at a gas station in Gallup. Officials say the fire has been extinguished, however, hot spots are being monitored.

Video shows there was an explosion at the Gas Max after a fire started in two metal buildings Wednesday around 7 p.m. 

Authorities say fireworks stored in the building did perpetuate the explosion. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Navajo EPA will also assess any environmental risks.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries but were treated on-scene and then returned to work.

According to the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office, the gas station itself was not in danger. 

The fire was contained to the two buildings. Highway 491 north of Gallup was temporarily shut down but has since reopened. 

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