What to Know
- No one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported as officials continue their investigation.
Crews worked late Tuesday night to put out a major fire inside of a pricey home near the waters of Fort Lauderdale.
The fire started around 9 p.m. at the home located off Southeast 12th Court, according to Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan, and took almost an hour before firefighters were able to get the blaze under control.
Gollan told reporters that heavy smoke was coming out of the first floor and making its way upstairs as crews forced their way into the garage – where they found numerous exotic cars on fire inside.
No one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported as officials continue their investigation.
"Thankfully there were no injuries. The owner is out of town right now in his other home, so there was nobody home at the time of the incident," Gollan said.
The house was sold in 2017 for a reported $2.275 million, while officials say nearly a dozen high prices cars and other items were inside garage at the time.
The cars included a Bentley believed to be worth more than $400,000 and a Porsche believed to be worth $350,000.