Flammable liquids such as gasoline should never be stored near heating systems or water heaters. In fact, flammable liquids of any sort should not be used indoors and should be stored only in an approved container, away from people.
Gasoline is a motor fuel and should never be used as a cleaner. Never use gasoline indoors or in the same room or area as a gas appliance or other ignition source. Keep gasoline only in an approved gasoline container and ensure the container is tightly sealed. Never store gasoline in plastic milk jugs or glass containers. Never fill gasoline containers to the top because space is needed to allow for vapor expansion as the liquid warms.
Store gasoline in an appropriate container on an elevated shelf, in a cool place, or away from the dwelling. Talk to your children about the dangers of flammable liquid products.