Typically when you’re at the pumpkin patch, the worst things you have to worry about is getting lost in the corn maze, or somehow falling off the hayride.
Never in a million years would you think about trying to escape a massive fire at one…
But for this pumpkin patch in Texas, this is exactly what several families witnessed, and are still suffering from the aftereffects, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Videos that circulated on Facebook shows a number of families running away from a fire that broke out in the parking lot of the pumpkin patch on October 15th, resulting in over 70 vehicles going up in flames.
John Bessick, a US Military veteran who was visiting the farm’s fall attraction, described it as a “war zone.”
“Since I have PTSD, it’s kind of nerve-racking.”
The fire broke out around 1 PM at Robinson Family Farm near Temple, Texas.
Although a number of fire departments were able to make it to the scene and extinguish the fire, 73 vehicles were left destroyed.
Some were able to move their vehicles to safety, but others were not able to make it in time before their car was up in flames.
Several people commented on the post, stating that their vehicles were destroyed, and authorities are conducting an investigation, as they believe a cigarette may have been the cause of the fire.
The Bell County Fire Marshal’s Office said in a statement:
“We are seeking information on a possible person who may have discarded a cigarette into the grassy parking area.”
The Robinson Family Farm closed for the weekend, but promised to reopen this week.
The farm said in a social media post:
“We are so thankful to report that no one was harmed & that is of the most importance to us. Thank you all for you patience as we recover from this & we can’t wait to make more fall memories with you soon!”