Victims in van fire filled carburetor with gas from open bucket, say police

Victims in van fire filled carburetor with gas from open bucket, say police

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Victims in van fire filled carburetor with gas from open bucket, say police

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on January 20, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 20 at 1:32 PM

SEATTLE -- Two men seriously burned when a van exploded in Bellevue were listed in serious condition in intensive care Thursday.

Two men and a woman escaped the inferno on Kamber Road near 145th Place SE Wednesday.

The woman told police she and two male friends went to a gas station to get gas, but they didn't have a gas can. So they filled an open bucket with gas and used a water bottle to get gas directly into the carburetor.

The van ran for a time on fumes and then stalled before exploding.

All three victim were severely burned. They were taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

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