Lincoln Police respond to explosion at a gas station

Lincoln Explosion

LINCOLN, R.I. (WLNE) – Lincoln Police say there was an explosion at the Sunoco Gas Station shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.

Police say an employee with GEM Plumbing and Heating was carrying an acetylene tank, used for plumbing and welding, in the back of a company car.

An officer who was at a detail nearby was able to quickly put out the fire.

The employee was taken to Rhode Island Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

ABC 6 News has reached out to GEM Plumbing and Heating.

We will bring you more information as this story continues to develop.

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