Child with Lighter Started Fire at Tyreek Hill's Home
A fire at Tyreek Hill's $6.9 million home in Florida was accidentally started by a child playing with a cigarette lighter, according to fire officials.
Accidental Fire Started by Child
A child playing with a cigarette lighter in a bedroom accidentally started a fire at the $6.9 million home owned by Miami Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill, according to Davie Fire Marshal Robert Taylor. The fire, which occurred in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was confirmed to be accidental and the investigation is now closed.
The age of the child and the extent of the damage caused by the fire have not been disclosed. However, Taylor stated that the fire was contained to a limited area of the home and there were no injuries reported. Hill's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, expressed gratitude that Tyreek and his family were safe.
Details of the Incident
The fire at Tyreek Hill's home was reported by a Miami television station, which showed footage of firefighters working to extinguish the flames. The house, located in Southwest Ranches, was purchased by Hill in 2022 after he was traded from the Kansas City Chiefs to the Dolphins.
The property listing revealed that many bedrooms, a home theatre, and a den were housed upstairs, where the fire appeared to be most severe. While the exact extent of the smoke and water damage is unknown, Hill's agent mentioned that it may be a factor.
Tyreek Hill has not publicly commented on the incident and was absent from Dolphins practice on Thursday.
Teammates Offer Support
Hill's teammates on the Miami Dolphins expressed concern and support for him during this difficult time. Fullback Alec Ingold acknowledged the unexpected nature of such incidents and emphasized the need for the team to come together for Tyreek's sake.
The star receiver, who currently leads the NFL in receiving yards this season, is focused on helping the Dolphins secure a victory against the Buffalo Bills. A win would result in the team clinching the AFC East division for the first time since 2008.