Dolphins to help replace Miami Edison football equipment destroyed in fire

Baptist Health South Florida teaming up with Dolphins to replace lost equipment

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor, Madeleine Wright - Reporter

MIAMI - The Miami Dolphins and Baptist Health South Florida are teaming up to replace the football equipment damaged in a fire at Miami Edison Senior High School.

Tom Garfinkel, vice chairman, president and chief executive officer of the Dolphins, made the announcement Monday on Twitter.

The football team's equipment was inside a storage shed that caught fire Sunday afternoon.

Principal Leon Maycock estimates the fire destroyed several thousands of dollars' worth of equipment. It's no just a pile of charred debris.

"We lost a lot of little block and dummies, benches, field markers," Maycock said. "We lost cones. We lost a lot of things like that that the kids need for practicing."

The fire erupted while several members of the Red Raiders were on their way home from college tours.

Maycock said he's grateful the fire didn't damage the team's locker room, workout area and lounge on the other side of the field house.

"It could have been pretty bad," he said.

Miami Department of Fire-Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll Jr. said there was no indication that the fire was intentionally set, but the cause remains under investigation.

Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.