Police from Jerusalem's Moriah precinct arrested a woman on suspicion of setting a fire at a gas station on Bethlehem Road Tuesday.
Security camera footage shows the woman approaching a man who was fueling his car. She apparently asked him for a cigarette, and he refused.
She then pulled out a lighter and put the flame next to the fueling nozzle, causing an immediate fire.
The car owner had enough presence of mind to pull the nozzle out of the car, possibly preventing the fire from spreading into the gas pump and causing a huge explosion.
A female suspect was arrested soon after the event but she denies the accusations against her. She was to be remanded at noontime Wednesday.