A fire at Robinson Family Farm paralyzes operations

The farm has decided to close their doors on October 16 as they clean up the aftermath of Saturday’s fire.

TEMPLE, Texas — The Robinson Family Farm has decided to close its doors on Oct. 16 with plans to resume operations next weekend, according to their new Facebook post.

Hi everyone, First of all we would like to thank all of our employees, first responders and customers who went above and beyond to…

Written by The Robinson family farm on Saturday 15 October 2022

About 73 vehicles were destroyed by a fire that broke out at the Robinson Family Farm in Temple on Saturday afternoon.

Four firefighters and two people at the farm were treated for non-life-threatening heat-related injuries, according to Bell County Fire Marshal Chris Mahlstedt.

According to the Court Facebook siteThe fire happened before 1:15 p.m. in the parking lot, ending the celebrations “for now.”

Firefighters from eastern Bell County responded and were able to extinguish the fire before 3:30 p.m

Mahlstedt said the cause of the fire was unclear, but assumed that a cigarette had been “improperly thrown on the grass in the parking lot”.

Located at 2651 Bob White Rd., Robinson Family Farm is known for offering family fun, particularly its pumpkin patch. According to Facebook, the fall festival was taking place when flames broke out.

Helen Robinson, the farm’s owner, told 6 News the fire stayed in the parking lot and the farm itself sustained no damage.

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.

“She means your car is on fire,” she said. “When I turned around, cars were already on fire.”

IMPORTANT UPDATE: 1:15 PM 10/15/22. Hello everyone. We currently have a fire in our car park and are forced to close for the time being. We will update here accordingly.

Written by The Robinson family farm on Saturday 15 October 2022

Robinson Family Farm Fire Like a War Zone Great job by all firefighters and first responders from over a dozen departments to bring about 60 vehicles under control

Written by Rob Halford on Saturday 15 October 2022

In the comments to the Robinson Family Farm posts, several people said the fire had grown very quickly. A user posted a photo of when the fire broke out around 1 p.m. Another photo less than 15 minutes later shows a large plume of black smoke.

Another user wrote“The fire raced quickly through vehicles. I’ve never personally heard cars like this explode.”

If your car has been left on the farm you can contact management at therobinsonfamilyfarm@gmail.com.

Stay tuned to 6 News as this story unfolds.

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Laura Coffey

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