Grill Fire Destroys Vehicle in Parking Lot of Miami's Hard Rock Stadium | Athletic Business

Parking Lot Fire at Hard Rock Stadium Destroys Vehicles

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A fire erupted in the parking lot of Miami's Hard Rock Stadium as the Dolphins took on the New England Patriots, resulting in the destruction of numerous vehicles. 

According to the local NBC affiliate, at least eight cars were ablaze, producing a large cloud of black smoke that was caught in numerous videos posted to social media. 

"It was probably in the second or third quarter we saw a lot of black smoke coming from the megatron," Mike Darwish told NBC. 

Most of the car owners didn't even know their vehicles were on fire until they walked out of the stadium at the end of the game. 

Scott Dellorfano is the owner of one of the cars that went up in flames and said his Mercedes S63 is a total loss. He had $3,000 cash in the car as well.

"They said a grill caught on fire, it set off another car that blew up and it took our 5 or 6 cars. That's what the police told me. I got insurance, you call stadium legal people, and then go from there," Dellorfano said.

Dellorfano said police told him that someone had left a hot grill under a car and that the car caught on fire and spread to others in the parking lot. 

No injuries were reported and all the cars have since been moved from the lot. 

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