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.

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

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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.

I do love how Chompalot was rushed from the arena like a critically ill human… #RobotWars

— Tia Owen (@BlazingOptimist) August 21, 2016

What a way to go. #chompalot #robotwars 🔥🔥🔥

— Callum Gibson (@gibby9790) August 21, 2016

Team Chompalot #RobotWars pic.twitter.com/pnxjBt94qU

— Purple Tea (@Purple_Tea_Cup) August 21, 2016

Wow. #RobotWars is brutal tonight. I can't believe one Robot actually set on fire…

— Jonathan Holmes (@JHolmesEsq) August 21, 2016

Way to bow out in flames, literally. Aww not tears….love it! #RobotWars

— Joshua Plummer (@joshuaplummeruk) August 21, 2016

RIP Chompalot, the robot of my people. You fought bravely. #RobotWars

— Claire Rousseau (@ClaireRousseau) August 21, 2016

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