Tyreek Hill’s Florida mansion catches fire
Flames tore through the roof of superstar Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill’s South Florida home on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
Davie Fire Rescue got the call at 1:55 p.m. and 20 firefighters responded to the blaze at 16755 Berkshire Court in the town of Southwest Ranches, Fire Marshal Bob Taylor said.
It was a difficult fire to battle because the flames were in a hard-to-get spot in the attic of the large two-story home, according to Taylor.
The fire itself appeared to be limited to the attic and roof, but “significant smoke damage” was done to much of the house, Taylor said.
Hill was not home when the fire started, but members of his family were.
“They were able to evacuate safely before our crews arrived,” Taylor told NBC News. “Thankfully, it was called in quickly enough that we were able to get to it and aggressively be able to contain the fire to the area.”
Officials said it was too early to determine a cause.
The seven-bedroom, 8.5-bathroom home was purchased in May 2022 for $6.9 million, property records showed.
Hill has been one of the NFL’s most prolific performers this year, catching 112 passes for a league-high 1,717 yards and 12 touchdowns. He’s widely considered to be among the top candidates for the NFL’s MVP award.
“It’s very difficult for anyone to have their home catch on fire, but Tyreek and his family are handling it with as much poise as you can hope. He was grateful to the firefighters who saved his home,” Hill’s agent Drew Rosenhaus told NBC South Florida at the scene.
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