Contamination warning issued for Pumpkin Center Store kerosene

The Georgia Department of Agriculture is warning consumers who may have purchased kerosene on or after Nov. 3 at the Pumpkin Center Store in Harlem not to use the product.

In a Thursday media release, Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black stated that kerosene from the Pumpkin Center pump may be contaminated with gasoline and could cause fires and explosions if used in home heaters or lamps.

The Pumpkin Center Store pump will remain closed until the tank and lines have been cleaned and a new shipment of kerosene has been tested and deemed safe.

No other stores or stations were involved.

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