Americans love to control; it combines our three previous favorite times of eating, relying on our car for everything, and blood sports. However, while cars and tailgates go together like beans and carrots, fire is not a car’s friend. Someone should have said that to a sports fan attending the Miami Dolphins Vs. The New England Patriots game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday.
Clouds of black smoke could be seen rising from the parking lot around the second or third quarter. Police are investigating the fire but believe the event was accidental. A fan is said to have caught fire when they left an oven in the parking lot, ABC 6 report. One fan told NBC Miami Not only did he lose his flashy Benz, but he also lost quite a few dollars:
Scott Dellorfano, the owner of one of the cars that caught fire, said his expensive Mercedes S63 suffered total damage. He said he also had $3,000 in cash in the car.
“They said an oven caught fire, it blew up another car and it took five or six of our cars. That’s what the police told me. I have insurance, you call the legitimate people of the stadium, and then go from there,” said Dellorfano.
Dellorfano said police told him someone had left a hot grill underneath a carbon car and the car caught fire and spread to other cars.
Another life lesson for everyone: don’t keep thousands of dollars sitting in your car in a crowded parking lot! And not just because your car could burn.
Are from Smokey the Bear’s lips to your ears: Do not leave a fire unattended. Not in the woods, not in your backyard, and not in the parking lot of an NFL stadium.