TEMPLE, Texas (Fox 44) — UPDATE: Bell county authorities have released more details about the fire at the Robinson Family Farm.
They report that 73 vehicles were either damaged or destroyed due to the flames. Four firefighters and two people were evaluated by EMS and released due to heat related illnesses and an anxiety attack.
Although the cause of the fire is still under investigation, initial reports indicate the fire possibly started from an inappropriately discarded cigarette in the parking area.
UPDATE: No injuries have been reported from the fire earlier today.
The Robinson family posted on it’s Facebook page, stating:
“We are so thankful to report that no one was harmed & that is of the most importance to us. We have made the decision to close the farm tomorrow, October 16, and currently have plans to re-open next weekend.”
See full post below:
ORIGINAL: A fire erupted at the Robinson Family Farm in Temple Saturday afternoon, burning many cars in the parking area.
It is unknown at this time if anyone was injured in the fire or how many vehicles were damaged.
A witness tells FOX 44 News the fire started very small and looked to be manageable, but it quickly grew to encompass half of the parking area.
This is a developing story. We will update it once more information is available.