MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A fire that burned multiple vehicles parked at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium during this weekend’s Vikings-Jets game was the result of hot coals left by tailgaters, reports say.
And a Vikings fan said one of those vehicles was her rental car.READ MORE: 11 Injured, 3 Critically, In 7 Weekend Shootings In Minneapolis
The fire damaged or destroyed multiple vehicles in the parking lot, as reported by The Press of Atlantic City. A state trooper told the paper that a driver parked over hot coals, causing a fire that spread to five other vehicles. Another vehicle also reportedly parked on coals in a separate lot. The trooper reported this isn’t the first time this occurrence has happened.
On Twitter, a woman named Gina reported that her rental car had burned to the ground: “I’m not even kidding.”
She went on to write, “What started as a fun trip to see the @Vikings play the @nyjets turned into a total nightmare. Dumb Jets tailgaters set our rental car on fire in the @MLStadium parking lot with their freaking grill.”MORE NEWS: 'I Laid On The Floor And Just Bawled': Minnesota TikTok Sensation, 79, Overwhelmed By Support After Scooter Breaks
She also said that the car was wrecked when they came out of the game and that there were no witnesses.