Beard Singed in Motorcycle Fire at Gas Station (Photo)
The motorcycle was a total loss after catching fire Wednesday at the BP at the corner of State Routes 91 and 59.
A 57-year-old man from Rootstown made a stop in Stow for gas and his motorcycle ended up catching fire.
According to police and fire reports, the man stopped at BP at 3349 Kent Rd. around 6 p.m. Sept. 12 to fill up his empty gas tank.
"After one gallon of gas was poured into the tank, [the man] reported there was an 'explosion' and the vehicle was on fire," said Stow Police Lt. Anne Stirm. "The first officer on scene, Lt. Mike Titus, attempted to extinguish the fire with the fire extinguisher from his cruiser, but the attempt was unsuccessful."
The motorcycle was a total loss, estimated around $2,000.
The motorcycle driver's beard hair was singed by the fire, but otherwise, uninjured.