Car burns next to gas pump, 5 children get out safely

photo The charred remains of a 1994 Cadillac after it caught fire at the Mapco Mart located on 8100 Standifer Gap Road.

photo A father rescued his five children from his car this afternoon as it burned out of control next to a gas pump, officials say.

A father rescued his five children from his car this afternoon as it burned out of control next to a gas pump, officials say.

The fire took place about 3:15 p.m. at the Mapco Mart at 8100 Standifer Gap Road, said Amy Maxwell, spokeswoman for the Hamilton County Emergency Services.