Originally Posted by FLORIDASMOKER
I started the fire with a weed burner my top is the bottom of a wally world 40 buck BBQ with a crome electric stove burner plate adjusted with magnents
Did you start more than this amount of coals? The high temp may have been too much burning coals at start.
Again can you snuff out the fire? If you can't then you don't have control of the air so look for leaks.