Gasoline is one of the most flammable liquids there is. Its vapors are completely invisible, very heavy, and will secretly travel like a snake from room to room. That's why you should never store gasoline inside your home or basement. Always keep gasoline cool, stored in a tightly sealed, approved safety gasoline container that is prominently labeled and out of reach of children. Keep this container in your garage (detached is preferred) or an outside storage building.
It seems that for some jobs, you need three hands to get it done. Your pliers can lend you that extra hand. Use the pliers to grip the wire or small piece you need to have held. Then wrap a rubber band around the handles to maintain the grip while you complete the work.