There's this show on the Discovery Challen called "Myth Busters", they're based out of SF. They talk about some interesting myths and see if they're actually feasable of happening. So in one episode, they were talking about the causes of fires at fueling stations. SO they saw that women caused more fires than men because they get in and out of the car more often/likely while fueling than men do. They do this without grounding their static electricity from the interior of the car, basically the clothes rubbing aginst the material on the seats/carpets/etc. Then the get out and the fumes around the hose/nozzle are in the air and they will then discharge their static electricity, getting close to the metal on the car, then BOOM! As you saw in the video, it ignites. The best thing to do though is to leave it in the car in the case of it ever happening, as to prevent the fire from spreading...although if you have a pitcrew like MS(ie: Austria 2003), you won't have to worry. But for the rest of us, the best thing we can probably do is to stay out of the car while refueling. If you do have to get in the car though, you should make sure to ground yourself while getting out by toching some part of the car away from the fuel nozzle.rosed37 said:Wow! what sparked off the gas fumes?