The farm has decided to close in October. On the 16th, they cleaned up the aftermath of Saturday’s fire.
TEMPLE, Texas — Robinson Family Farms has decided to close in October. According to their new Facebook post, the 16th plans to resume operations next weekend.
About 73 vehicles were burned in a fire on the Robinson Family Farm in Temple Saturday afternoon.
Four firefighters and two were treated at the farm for non-life threatening heat injuries, according to Bell County Fire Marshal Chris Mahlstedt.
According to the farm’s Facebook page, the fire started just before 1:15 p.m. and the parking lot was “temporarily” closed for festivities.
The fire department in eastern Bell County responded and put out the fire by 3:30 p.m.
Mahlstedt said the cause of the fire had not yet been determined, but believed it was caused by a cigarette being “inappropriately discarded” into the grass in the car park.
Robinson Family Farm is located at 2651 Bob White Road. And is known for providing family fun, especially its pumpkin patch. According to its Facebook, its fall festival was happening when the flames broke out.
Farmer Helen Robinson told 6 News the fire had remained in the car park and the farm itself was not damaged.
Lindsey Rucker, who attended the fall festival, said she lost her car. She said her friend tried to call her about her car, but it was too late.
“She was like, your car is on fire,” she said. “When I turned around, there were already cars engulfed in flames.”
In the comments on the Robinson Family Farms post, several people said the fire was spreading very quickly. One user posted a photo of the fire starting just before 1pm, and another less than 15 minutes later showed a cloud of black smoke.
Another user wrote, “The fire is rapidly engulfing the vehicle. I have never heard of a car like this blowing up in person.”
Stay tuned to 6 News as this story develops.
Photo: Robinson Family Farm Fire
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