The 29-year-old was said to be at practice with the Dolphins when the fire started. And though his family were at home at the time, they all managed to safely evacuate the property. Aerial coverage of the incident showed responding firefighters battling to put out the large fire emanating from the roof of the mansion.
The $6.9 million property, constructed in 2007, features seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and amenities including a home theater, a full-size basketball court, a huge swimming pool, and two guest houses. Hill bought the property in 2022.
In the wake of the fire, Hill’s agent told multiple news outlets that the 29-year-old as well as his family and pets were safe. A spokesperson for the Dolphins also reiterated Hill and his family were safe, adding that the wide receiver immediately left practice to join his loved ones after learning about the fire.
Hill and his family were also spotted outside the mansion as firefighters battled to put out the large fire. The fire was eventually brought under control after about 45 minutes, The Miami Times reported. Authorities are, however, yet to determine what caused the fire.
In an interview with reporters, Hill’s teammate, Tua Tagovailoa, said he was glad no one was harmed in the fire. “I think the main thing is his family is safe, his loved ones are good and he’s good as well,” the quarterback said. “I know it’s a little cliche to say, but those things like that, you know, part of the house, some of those things can be replaceable but I’m just glad a lot of his family members are safe.”
“We’re here for him,” Dolphins cornerback Kader Kohou also said.