Car crashes into gas pump; Fire erupts

Burned car seen near knocked-over pump

By Carlos Suarez - Anchor/Reporter

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Surveillance video captured a fiery scene outside a Miami Beach gas station Tuesday. 

The incident occurred at a gas station at 71st Street and Abbott Avenue. 

WATCH: Surveillance video

Gas station employees said a driver was trying to beat another driver to the pump when she lost control of the car and smashed into the pump. Nearby drivers who were filling up noticed the fire and could be seen running for safety.  

Cashier Carol Smith was inside the gas station when she saw all the commotion. 

"When I looked outside, I saw the fire and I ran over to the pump stop button, and we escorted everyone out of the store," she said. 

Firefighters arrived at the scene a few minutes after the crash and were able to put out the fire before it spread.  

The gas station is closed until repairs can be made. 

Luckily, no one was hurt. It's unclear if the driver will face any charges.

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