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Man found passed out in smoke-billowing Jeep next to Burnaby gas pump

Fire, police called to vehicle fire at Willingdon Mohawk station

A man found sleeping in a vehicle billowing smoke right next to a gas pump in Burnaby was found to be impaired, according to police.

Firefighters were called to the Mohawk gas station at 975 Willingdon Ave. just after 3 a.m. for reports of a vehicle fire next to a building, according to acting assistant fire Chief Graham Lamont.

On arrival, he said firefighters found a smoke-filled Jeep right next to one of the pumps.

Video of the scene shows a man being led away from the vehicle before firefighters push it away from the pump and douse it with foam.

The fire department called in the RCMP because firefighters had found a man sleeping inside the vehicle, according to spokesperson Cpl. Mike Kalanj.

The man had had the emergency brake on and his foot on the gas, Kalanj said. 

The man failed a roadside test and now faces impaired driving charges, he said.

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