New video contradicts worker’s claim of how car dealership fire started


PROPER.>>>CLAIMS CONTRADICTED. NEW SURVEILLANCE VIDEO REVEALING WHAT REALLY HAPPENED THE MINUTES BEFORE THAT MASSIVE FIRE.>>WHAT A WORKER TOLD A 911 OPERATOR ISN’T QUITE ADDING UP WITH WHAT WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA. WHAT HE SAID AND WHAT T VIDEO SHOWS US.>>Reporter: WHEN THEY HEARD THE CALL BETWEEN THE OPERATOR AND THE CONTRACTOR, THEY DECIDED TO RELEASE THIS VIDEO. THEY WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW THE VIDEO SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.>>THERE WAS SOMETHING ON THE FLOOR, AND I DON’T KNOW, SOMETHING WAS LEAKING GAS, AND IT CAUGHT FIRE.>>Reporter: THIS SHOWS WHAT HAPPENS MINUTES BEFORE A SERVICE DEPARTMENT WENT UP IN FLAMES.>>I HAVE SEVERE BURNS ON MY ARM.>>OKAY, IS THE FIRE STILL BURNING?>>I BELIEVE SO, YES. I RAN OUT OF THE BUILDING. [ CURSING ]>>I NEED PEOPLE HERE NOW, PLEASE.>>OKAY, WHAT EXACTLY WERE YOU DOING WHEN IT CAUGHT FIRE? SOMETHING ON THE FLOOR?>>I WAS SCRUBBING THE SHOP FLOORS, AND I THINK THERE’S A GAS TANK ON THE GROUND, AND I THINK THERE WAS FUEL LEAKING OUT OF THERE. AND I WENT OVER, IT EXPLODED. I DIDN’T MEAN TO GO OVER IT, I TRIED GOING AROUND IT, AND I MUST HAVE BARELY TOUCHED IT, AND THE THING EXPLODED.>>Reporter: THIS IS WHERE THE STORY ON THE 911 CALL DIFFERS FROM WHAT WAS CAUGHT ON TAPE. IN THE VIDEO, YOU SEE THE CLEANER PASS THE GAS TANK THE FIRST TIME. THE SECOND TIME, HE KNOCKS IT OVER, TRYING TO PICK UP THE MESS WITH HIS BARE HANDS. HE CONTINUES TO MOP THE FLOOR AS THE GAS SPILLS INTO THE SERVICE DRAIN. IT’S WHAT HE DOES NEXT THAT CREATES THE PROBLEM. HE CLEANS OVER THE GAS.>>>>Reporter: INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY HAVE SEEN THE VIDEO AND BELIEVE IT WAS AN ACCIDENT. THE CLEANER SHOULD HAVE NOTICED HE HAD SPILLED THE GASOLINE. THEY WANT TO WARN PEOPLE THAT GASOLINE IS MORE FLAMMABLE WHEN IT SPREADS. SO CALL THEM FOR

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