Florida man seen pumping gas into buckets, it’s illegal and unsafe officials say

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florida man, gas in bucket, ocala news, ocala post
Man on the left fills a bucket with gas. Man on the right appears to fill tote, but it’s uncertain if there is a gas can inside the tote.

As a result of Hurricane Dorian, there has been an influx of people buying large quantities of gasoline.

Unfortunately, officials say many of these people are not doing so in a safe manner.

Florida Department of Transportation officials is aware of photos circulating social media that appear to show individuals filling up non-approved fuel containers.

Officials say that not only is this illegal, but it is completely unsafe and a tragedy waiting to happen.

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It falls in the category of “not very bright idea” or “hold my beer.”

Officials say you should only used approved gas containers as the fuel can melt other plastics.

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