Million-dollar home, garage full of exotic cars go up in flames

Number of cars made blaze harder to fight, firefighters say

By Tim Swift - Local10.com Digital Editor, Christian De La Rosa - Reporter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A fire broke out late Tuesday in a garage full of exotic cars and quickly spread to the adjoining million-dollar home in Fort Lauderdale, authorities said.

Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan, a spokesman for the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Department, said the fire started about 9 p.m. in the 1600 block of Southeast 12th Court. It took more than 50 firefighters to bring the blaze under control.

No one was hurt in the fire. The home was not occupied at the time of the fire.

Gollan said the number cars in the garage complicated their efforts.

"It's extremely dangerous for the firefighters that are in there that you're no longer just battling a normal residential fire," Gollan said. "You now have an unbelievable amount of fire load that's in there, from the gasoline, the tires, the vehicles."

The vehicles destroyed in the fire were identified Wednesday as a 2013 Nissan GTR, 2016 Bentley Moulsane, 2018 Porsche 911 special, 1973 Volkswagen Thing and a 2018 Tesla Model X.

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