Fire erupts at Southwest Ranches home of Dolphins star Tyreek Hill

Miami wide receiver seen with family outside house
Crews responded to a house fire at the home of Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill in Southwest Ranches, Florida, on Jan. 3, 2024.
Posted at 2:51 PM, Jan 03, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-03 21:36:39-05

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. — A fire erupted Wednesday afternoon at the South Florida home of Miami Dolphins star Tyreek Hill.

Firefighters were battling the blaze at a home in the 16000 block of Berkshire Court in Southwest Ranches.

Aerial video showed large plumes of smoke coming from the windows and roof of the house. A gaping hole could also be seen in the roof of the home.

Tyreek Hill's house with gaping hole in roof after fire in Southwest Ranches, Jan. 3, 2023
A gaping hole can be seen in the roof of Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill's house after a fire, Jan. 3, 2023, in Southwest Ranches, Fla.

Property records showed the Dolphins wide receiver paid $6.9 million for the sprawling estate in 2022.

Hill, his wife and children could be seen standing outside the home. The injured wide receiver, who was wearing a walking boot on his left leg, was at the team's practice facility at the time of the fire.

Tyreek Hill and family standing outside during house fire in Southwest Ranches, Jan. 3, 2024
Tyreek Hill, his wife and children are seen from above outside their home during a fire, Jan. 3, 2024, in Southwest Ranches, Fla.

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa told reporters after practice that he's glad nobody was hurt.

"The main thing is his family is safe, his loved ones are good and he's good as well," Tagovailoa said. "I know it's a little cliché to say, but things like that, part of the house, some of those things can be replaceable. I'm just glad that a lot of his family members are safe."

Dolphins fullback Alec Ingold said seeing what happened to his teammate's home puts things into perspective.

"It catches you off guard a little bit," he said. "You don't think that it's ever going to happen to you until it does. It's something as a team, we've got to be able to come together and make sure that we can reach out to Tyreek and be human beings with him and make sure everything is squared away and we can do everything we possibly can to help our teammate."

The cause of the fire wasn't immediately known.

Hill, 29, currently leads the NFL with 1,542 receiving yards and 12 receiving touchdowns.