Miami Dolphins star Tyreek Hill recently opened up about the extent of fire damage to his multi-million dollar Broward County mansion, saying that his sprawling 9,300-square-foot property is “done.”
As previously reported by Face2Face Africa, Hill’s mansion was significantly damaged on January 3 after a fire engulfed the property. Authorities later said the fire was accidentally caused by a child who was playing with a lighter.
Hill recently provided his teammates with an update on the state of his mansion in a conversation that was captured by HBO’s Hard Knocks series, Marca reported. “It’s done. The house done, bro. Smoke damage, fire damage,” the 29-year-old was heard saying. “The whole upstairs is burnt down. It’s alright though.”
Per TMZ, the fire that engulfed the wide receiver’s mansion caused $2.3 million in damages. Besides that, items amounting to about $1 million were also destroyed as a result of the fire, officials said.
Authorities said two children in the home later informed them that they thought the lighter they were playing with was a toy and “accidentally lit a toy on fire.” “They got scared,” officials said, “threw the toy, and ran.” The report also stated that a 4-year-old caused the fire.
Hill was said to be at practice with the Dolphins when the fire started. And though his family was at home at the time, they managed to evacuate to safety. Aerial coverage of the incident showed responding firefighters battling to put out the large fire emanating from the roof of the mansion.
Hill later left practice to join his loved ones in the wake of the fire. The 29-year-old and his family were also later 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.
Drew Rosenhaus, who is Hill’s agent, told reporters on the day of the incident that the 29-year-old as well as his family and pets were safe, The Associated Press reported. “He and his family are safe,” Rosenhaus said.
“No one was injured No. 1, no pets, so for that, we’re very grateful. We’re very grateful to the firefighters that put the fire out. Thankfully, the fire was contained to a limited area in the home. Obviously, there’ll be some smoke and water damage. It’s very difficult for anybody obviously to have your home catch on fire, but Tyreek was handling it, he and his family, with as much poise as you could hope.”
Constructed in 2007, Hill’s sprawling 9,300-square-foot mansion 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 for $6.9 million in 2022.