Shocking footage captures massive explosion at petrol station

This shocking footage captures the moment there was a huge explosion at a petrol station, launching a fireball high into the sky.

Richard Werner, 32, shot the video on his iPhone as he was heading by the scene in Gallup, New Mexico, USA, on August 1. 

The incident was triggered when two nearby buildings caught fire, according to authorities, who said that fireworks stored in the building perpetuated the situation. 

Two firefighters were treated at the scene, while the gas station itself was not in danger, authorities added.

The two metal structures are storage facilities for chemicals such as fireworks and oil drums. 

Richard said: “I was driving back into Gallup when I saw the smoke coming from the fire. 

“I pulled out my iPhone and started to film.”