Consepcion was taking the Michigan turn to head back north on U.S. 31, but pulled off at a former bank property on the southeast corner of U.S. 31 and Robbins Road, and got her children out the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier. By then, she was seeing flames under the dash, Palm said.
Firefighters were called to the scene about 8:15 a.m. and saw the car fully involved in flames when they arrived.
The car was a total loss, Palm said. He estimated its value at near $2,000.
The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, he said.