Leshaw Home destroyed in fire, leaving only 6 in Stiltsville

MIAMI – Authorities responded to a home in Stiltsville, west of Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne, that caught fire Monday morning.

Sky 10 was over the scene shortly before 8 a.m. as smoke was still coming from the structure.

City of Miami firefighters were seen spraying the home, known as the Leshaw House, with water and Coral Gables police boats and Key Biscayne police boats were also at the scene.

Authorities said no one was hurt as a result of the fire.

“We were able to speak with one of the caretakers who states the house was not occupied at the time, so there were no injures luckily,” said Lt. Pete Sanchez with MaimI Fire Rescue. “It was a mainly wood structure with concrete pillars so that will cause it to ignite rather quickly and burn rather intensely.”

The owner of one of the homes nearby told Local 10 she believed someone was there Sunday night and possibly Monday morning.

Laura Roberts told Local 10 News reporter Parker Branton that she came out with her binoculars to make sure the fire didn’t erupt at the stilt home that has been in her family for 47 years.

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