Capital region firefighters were dispatched following an explosion at an Olís gas station in Reykjavík shortly before 2:30 PM today. Two individuals were transported to the emergency room.
Fire department received numerous calls
At just before 2.30 PM today, the capital region fire brigade was dispatched after receiving numerous calls concerning an explosion at the Olís gas station in Álfheimar, Reykjavík.
Duty officer Sveinbjörn Berentsson told Vísir that it was clear that “considerable force” had been involved in the explosion, given the number of phone calls. The explosion occurred at a methane pump, and firefighters began by blocking the flow of gas from the pump, as well as attending to two people injured in the explosions. They were taken to the emergency room.
Sveinbjörn was unable to comment on the extent of their injuries. Two nearby cars were damaged by the blast, and the windshield of a third vehicle was broken.
The area has been cordoned off, and the scene is being investigated by the police and the labour inspectorate. Sveinbjörn Berentsson told Vísir that such explosions are “uncommon,” adding that he had never witnessed anything like this himself.