- Associated Press - Monday, June 12, 2017

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey’s “Hot 97 Summer Jam 2017” concert became very hot after tailgaters witnessed three cars catching fire.

Fire officials are chalking the fire itself up to unfortunate parking at the annual hip-hop concert and festival located in MetLife Stadium Sunday night.

Meadowlands Fire Chief Kevin Meehan says he suspects the fire started due to the car parking on top of some loose hot coals in the parking lot. NorthJersey.com reports (https://njersy.co/2sSgUEw ) the fire spread to three vehicles in total, and was extinguished within 20 minutes.

The high heat took a toll on concert-goers, with one woman passing out in the lot from heat exhaustion.

An estimated 82,500 people attended the event.


Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), https://www.northjersey.com

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