Fire destroys home on large property in southwest Miami-Dade

Water had to be shuttled from well to help extinguish flames

By Sanela Sabovic - Reporter, Natalie Morera - Executive Producer, Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A two-alarm fire destroyed a home on a large property in southwest Miami-Dade County overnight and took nearly four hours to get under control.

According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the first call about the fire came about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday to the property off Southwest 153rd Avenue and Southwest 251st Street in the Redlands.

When firefighters arrived, they found the house fully engulfed in flames.

A fire captain said firefighters had to shuttle water from a nearby well because of the remote area where the house is located.

"It's a little challenging in this area because there aren't many fire hydrants, so we have to rely on a water source of some kind," Capt. Alexander Jimenez said. "I believe they had to draft from a well source and shuttle water using multiple units." 

Firefighters remained at the scene hours later, monitoring for hot spots.

No one was injured.

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The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The four-bedroom home that burned down to its foundation is one of three homes on the 20-acre property named Paradise Found.

The main home is 14,239 square feet. 

Paradise Found, which is used to host weddings and corporate events, is currently listed for $10.9 million. The property consists of the main two-story home, two log houses, a lagoon with waterfalls, an entertainment pavilion with a full kitchen and two swimming pools. 

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