Horrifying moment woman catches fire at petrol station as hero passer-by whips off his shirt to douse flames

THIS is the horrifying moment a hero passer-by rescued a woman on fire by whipping his shirt off to douse the flames.

Shocking footage shows the woman running around a petrol station engulfed in flames.


She is believed to have moments before covered herself in petrol at the BP garage in Cosham, Hants.

A bystander can then be seen rushing towards her after she erupted into a fireball.

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The quick-thinking hero whips his shirt off as he desperately tries to extinguish the flames.

Three other people then come to woman's aid armed with fire extinguishers and manage to put the fire out.

They also manage to put out an inferno raging by a nearby petrol pump during the horror on Sunday morning.

Luckily, paramedics happened to be passing the garage and were able to provide treatment within seconds.

South Central Ambulance Service confirmed the woman was taken to hospital with serious burns.

They also treated the good Samaritans who had run over to help her but said no one else was seriously injured.

Praising their actions, a spokesperson said: "When it comes to incidents such as these, swift treatment is vital and it’s important to stop the burning process as soon as possible, so the swift actions of our staff and members of the public were not only courageous but would have also given the best possible chance for the patient to recover."

Hampshire Constabulary confirmed they were called to a report of a concern for welfare.

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