LAKE PLACID - There was no fire, but the fire-suppression system at the Sunoco on Wilmington Road went off Monday afternoon, covering several vehicles at the gas pumps with the dry chemical fire-suppression agent.
Sunoco managers said the system malfunctioned.
The Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department responded at 12:47 p.m. with two trucks and 13 members. One child, who was in a vehicle at the gas pumps when the system activated, was checked by the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service but did not need to be transported to the hospital.
A car is covered with a white fire-suppression chemical Monday at the Sunoco station
on Wilmington Road, Lake Placid as police, fire and ambulance departments check out the scene.
(Photo for the Enterprise — Eric Voorhis)