Canberra mum saves babies from car seconds before it explodes in flames

In a heart-stopping rescue, a Canberra mother saved her young sons from a car seconds before it exploded into flames in the car park outside Gordon Adventure Playground in the south of the ACT on Friday afternoon (April 5). Quick-thinking Catherine Mayes is still recovering from shock today as the realities of what could have happened sink in. Her heroic rescue of her young sons, Tommy (21 months) and Hunter (five months) was captured on CCTV security footage from a nearby townhouse and highlights how close a call it was.