Posted on: September 19, 2022 Posted by: Winter Auto Comments: 0

No less than 11 vehicles were damaged and destroyed by a fire in the parking lot of the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida after a tailgate party went horribly wrong.

As fans got ready for the Dolphins v Patriots game, one attendee fired up a grill for a tailgate party but forgot to turn it off and left it unattended when the game started.

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SB Nation reports that thick plums of black smoke began to bellow across the stadium in the second quarter and while local fire crews were able to respond to the scene, they arrived too late to save the vehicles. Among those vehicles destroyed by the blaze included a Toyota Prius, a Lexus RX, a Nissan Sentra, and at least one pickup truck. The most expensive car engulfed in flames was a Mercedes-AMG S 63.

โ€œWeโ€™re standing here, weโ€™re all having a great time, and we see a lot of big, black smoke over there,โ€ a Dolphins fan told WSVN. โ€œWeโ€™re like, โ€˜Oh, whatโ€™s going on?โ€™ We start looking and, โ€˜Oh, itโ€™s a fireโ€™. Next thing we know, we hear a few pops; itโ€™s tires going off.โ€

It is not yet known if the individual who left the grille on was the owner of one of the vehicles destroyed or not. Regardless, they will likely find themselves in some deep financial trouble in dealing with all of the respective insurance companies of the cars that were burned to a crisp.

โ€œAround 1 pm, a vehicle fire began in a remote Hard Rock Stadium parking lot. Several vehicles were affected,โ€ a statement from a Hard Rock Stadium spokesperson revealed. โ€œMiami Dade Police Department and Miami Dade Fire Rescue were on the scene. The fire has been extinguished and is being investigated by Fire Rescue. No injuries have been reported and there is no current threat to the stadium.โ€