One of the reasons why there are regulations such as having petrol stations being placed at a certain distance away from residential housing is to prevent dangers such as explosions. Sad to say here in Malaysia, sometimes the rules are not followed and there are many petrol stations which are situated less than 10m away from people’s homes.
In Russia, someone managed to film one such incident where a petrol station caught on fire and exploded. The film was uploaded to YouTube and can be viewed below.
Any of these dangers can happen so remember to not talk on your phones whilst filling up at the petrol stations and don’t smoke. Safety always comes first.