Car fire in FedEx Field parking lot

One of the most memorable Redskins blog items I ever did came after the great FedEx Field parking lot conflagration of 2008. In the middle of that tire fire of a season, many cars and tires caught on fire during a Monday Night football loss to the Steelers, and then became ugly, empty, burned-out skeletons.

The car fire during the National Anthem on Sunday wasn’t nearly so dramatic, but flames are flames. I have no details other than the images here, one provided by Reader Brian from the club level of the stadium, and another found online by Sarah. There’s also some gripping video, below.

Included in all this are suggestions that the car owner was a Cowboys fan, or an Eagles fan, or that there was merely charcoal accidentally left in the wrong place. Either way, a car fire is the surest way to draw an iPhone-wielding crowd outside a football stadium. Well, that or a fight. Or a lady with her shirt off.

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.



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