Fire Causes $150K in Damage to Parked Cars during Football Game

November 7, 2008

Authorities in Prince George’s County, Maryland say a fire damaged nearly a dozen cars at the FedEx Field parking lot during the Washington Redskins game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Maj. Dennis Wood, a spokesman for the county fire department, says 20 firefighters battled flames Monday night. Someone placed a grill full of hot charcoal in the trunk of a car before going into the stadium, igniting the blaze.

Authorities say the fire destroyed eight vehicles and damaged one or two others. Damage was estimated at about $150,000.

The burned cars belonged to both Redskins and Steelers fans.


Information from: The Washington Post

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