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FHP: Children tried to save their mother from Pinellas gas station fire

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EAST LAKE, Fla. - The daughter and son of a woman who died in a gas station fire in Pinellas County tried to control the blaze when it occurred and save their mother, troopers revealed Thursday.Florida Highway Patrol troopers said the children were alongside a good Samaritan when the fire broke out Wednesday at the Shell gas station on East Lake Road, just north of Tampa Road.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a 66-year-old Palm Harbor woman backed her vehicle into one of the gas pumps, causing it to fall onto a woman pumping gas into her SUV.Troopers said she was pinned between the gas pump and her vehicle before the exposed gasoline caught fire.

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