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Explosion risk when filling a metal gas can

Although rare, there have been reports of fires resulting during fuel transfer. Simple precautions can minimize this risk.

Here is how to fill a gas can to minimize the danger of fire:

More information can be found on: Chevron's Technical and Safety Publications Page.