L.A. County Fire is investigating a car fire that erupted at a Mobil gas station in Baldwin Park, Monday.
The incident occurred at around 12:50 a.m., with surveillance footage showing the car parked near a gas pump and the driver standing outside when an explosion goes off within the car. Moments later, a passenger rushes out of the car before flames completely engulf the car.
WATCH: Authorities are investigating the bizarre circumstances surrounding a car fire which sparked a large blaze at a gas station in Baldwin Park early Monday morning. 2 suspects are at large. https://t.co/9e2gmklVOM pic.twitter.com/KYL5KvWJHA
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) March 29, 2021
The Mobil gas station clerk on duty said the men were pouring gas onto the car before running away as the fire ignited, according to CBSLA.
The flames burned through the rest of the gas pumps at the station, burning up the Mobil sign on the west end of the roof and leaving debris through the lot. The pay station and store portion of the gas station was not damaged.
While the vehicle’s license plate could not be identified after the blaze, the VIN number showed it to be a 2016 Chevy, according to police.
The suspects remain at large and were last seen running toward the neighboring city of El Monte on Ramona Boulevard.