Vermont Woman Sets Self on Fire at Gas Station, Dies

Investigators are confident the woman intentionally committed suicide


 
 

| Monday, June 25, 2012


BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont police say a woman is dead after she doused herself with gasoline and lit herself on fire at a Burlington gas station.

Police Chief Mike Schirling says investigators are confident the woman intentionally committed suicide. He says more information will be released later.

Gas station owner David Simendinger tells the Burlington Free Press (http://bfpne.ws/MQhb0r ) the clerk cut off the gas flow to the pumps, ran out and used a fire extinguisher to douse the flames. Simendinger says the clerk is a hero.

The fire was reported at about 12:30 p.m. Monday.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, fire, gasoline, suicide

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

 

 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Tennessee County EMS Shows Off CPR Tool

Lucas 2 in service in Bradley County.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Abilene Loses Helicopter Service

Native Air leaves city with only one air helicopter service.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

D.C. Fire Chief Proposes another Controversial Ambulance Plan

Staffing change will leave immediate neighborhood without fire apparatus.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

FDIC 2014 CHAT: MIKE MCEVOY AND A.J. HEIGHTMAN

Mike McEvoy and A.J. Heightman discuss some new EMS technology at FDIC 2014.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


More Product Videos >