One Robot Wars battle ended in fire and tears

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It was a brutal battle between Gabriel and Chompalot when they entered the ring in Robot Wars.

And the dramatic fight ended with flames and a fire extinguisher.

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After the fight was over, poor Chompalot burst into flames.

Robot Wars
(BBC)

The dramatic turn meant fire extinguishers had to be rushed into the arena.

Robot Wars
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The demise of her robot was tough on Chompalot's owner Debs.

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But while it was sad for Team Chompalot, it was exciting for viewers at home.