A raging fire engulfed the South Florida residence of Miami Dolphins’ standout wide receiver, Tyreek Hill, on a Wednesday afternoon. The blaze erupted around 2 p.m. at the property located in the gated community of Southwest Ranches, specifically in the 16000 block of Berkshire Court.
Firefighting teams were seen dousing the mansion with water from an aerial perspective captured by Chopper 6, while diligently cutting holes in sections of the roof to tackle the flames. A substantial contingent of firefighters and law enforcement personnel from multiple neighboring agencies, including Davie Fire Rescue and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue, rushed to the scene to combat the inferno.
According to Bob Taylor from Davie Fire Rescue, the fire primarily affected the attic and roof but resulted in smoke damage throughout a significant portion of the house. At this early stage, determining the fire’s cause remained elusive. Remarkably, there were no reported injuries. Fortunately, Hill, the Dolphins’ star receiver, was away from home during the outbreak, engaged in team practice.
The Dolphins confirmed Hill’s absence from the property and assured that everyone present at the time was safe. Subsequent footage captured Hill’s return to the residence, donning a white T-shirt, dark sweatpants, and a protective boot on his left foot. He visibly embraced family members upon arrival. By 3 p.m., the fire seemed to be under control, although evident damage included a conspicuous hole in a section of the roof.
Hill’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, expressed uncertainty about the family’s lodging arrangements for the night but conveyed Hill’s gratitude that no one suffered harm. Rosenhaus commended Hill and his family for their composed reaction amidst the adversity, praising the firefighters for their role in safeguarding the property.
Public records show that Hill bought the mansion in 2022 for $6.9 million. The house is huge, spanning 9,300 square feet, and has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a home theater, a full-size basketball court, a large swimming pool, and two guest houses.
Hill, who is 29 years old, joined the Dolphins in 2022 after playing for the Kansas City Chiefs. He signed a four-year contract extension worth a reported $120 million.
Interestingly, the Dolphins’ injury report ahead of their Sunday night game against the Buffalo Bills stated that Hill had an ankle injury.
When he heard about the fire, Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa expressed his relief that Hill’s family and loved ones were safe. Tagovailoa learned about the fire after practice and after Hill had left. He stressed the importance of everyone’s safety and wished them a speedy recovery from the ordeal.
This post originally appeared on NBC Miami