Arson Suspect Arrested After Fire at San Gabriel Gas Station

A suspected arsonist was arrested after a fire at a gas station in San Gabriel early Saturday.

The incident happened at the 76 station at the intersection of San Gabriel Boulevard and East Mission Road at around 12:09 a.m.

Gas was sprayed over the ground and a pump before it was set alight, San Gabriel Fire Department said. The pump and a nearby bin suffered damage.

An attendant shut off the supply to the pump. The gas station could not explode because of inbuilt safety measures.

The suspect was detained at the scene and taken into custody.

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