According to their website, they will return to normal operations on October 16th. Working hours will be determined.
TEMPLE, Texas – About 73 vehicles were destroyed in a fire that broke out on the Robinson family farm in Temple Saturday afternoon.
Four firefighters and two people 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 broke out just before 1:15pm in the parking lot and shut down the festivities “for the time being.”
Fire departments from the east side of Bell County responded and were able to extinguish the fire before 3:30 p.m.
Mahlstedt said the cause of the fire is undetermined, but believes it was caused by a cigarette that was “accidentally thrown” on the grass in the parking lot.
The Robinson Family Farm is located at 2651 Bob White Rd. and is known for offering family entertainment, especially its pumpkin patch. According to her Facebook, the Fall Festival was taking place when the fire broke out.
Helen Robinson, the owner of the farm, told 6 News the fire was contained to the parking lot and there was no damage to the farm itself.
Lindsey Rucker, a Fall Festival attendee, said she lost her vehicle. She said her friend tried to call her about her vehicle, but it was too late.
“It’s like your car is on fire,” she said. “The moment I came back, there were already cars engulfed in flames.”
In the comments of the Robinson Family Farm posts, several people said the fire grew too quickly. One user posted a photo around the time the fire started just before 1 p.m. Another photo less than 15 minutes later shows a large black plume of smoke.
Another user wrote, “fire was rapidly spreading through the vehicles. I’ve never heard cars explode like that in person.”
Stay with 6 News as this story develops.