Report: Fire that damaged Tyreek Hill’s house was caused by children playing with lighter

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Officials have disclosed the cause of the fire at Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill’s house.

“The fire that swept through Miami Dolphins star Tyreek Hill’s South Florida mansion Wednesday was caused by children playing with a lighter, officials said,” Brian Hamacher wrote.

“Davie Fire Rescue Fire Marshal Robert Taylor told NBC6 on Thursday that the cause of the fire was ruled accidental, as a result of juveniles playing with a lighter.”

The fire reportedly occurred in the roof and attic of the house.

“Taylor said the fire was limited to the attic and roof but said there was smoke damage in much of the house,” Hamacher wrote. “Aerial footage showed a large hole in one section of the roof, along with smaller holes.”

While the fire did cause damage, Hill and his family are indeed safe.

Days before his house caught fire, Hill racked up 76 receiving yards on six receptions to go along with zero receiving touchdowns in the Dolphins’ 56-19 loss against the Baltimore Ravens on New Year’s Eve.

The Dolphins are 11-5 on the season after losing to the Ravens. They own just a one-game lead over the Buffalo Bills for the best record in the AFC East division, but Miami already clinched a playoff spot by beating the Dallas Cowboys by two points on Christmas Eve.

Hill, 29, has played for just two teams so far during his NFL career — the Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs drafted the wide receiver with the No. 165 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and Hill spent the first six seasons of his pro career in Kansas City.

In 15 appearances with the Dolphins so far during the 2023 regular season — his second season as a member of the team — he has accumulated 1,717 receiving yards on 112 receptions. On top of that, Hill has racked up 12 receiving touchdowns and 79 first downs receiving.

For Hill to reach his goal of 2,000 receiving yards on the season, he will need to finish with 283 receiving yards in Miami’s final game of the 2023 regular season. Hill and the Dolphins will take on the Bills at home on Jan. 7. Miami has lost just one game at home all season and will hope to end the regular season with an 8-1 home record.

But Miami is seemingly in jeopardy of picking up their second home loss of the season against Buffalo, seeing as how well the team has played of late. The Bills have won four consecutive games, and their wins have come against the Chiefs, Cowboys, Los Angeles Chargers and New England Patriots.

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Jesse is a 23-year-old sports journalist. He has experience covering football at the high-school and professional levels.