About 4:15 Tuesday, Demarco Malone called firefighters for help putting out a blazing metal tub of gasoline at his home on Edgerly Avenue.
Firefighters say Malone was using a vacuum cleaner to siphon gas out of his truck into the tub when the machine ignited, and set the gas-filled tub on fire also.
Malone moved his truck to safety and he wasn't hurt. His carport sustained smoke damage.
The vacuum cleaner appears to be a total loss.