Iconic mansion destroyed by fire in Cocoa Beach

- Investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a massive fire that destroyed an iconic Cocoa Beach Mansion. The fire broke out around 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night on 3rd Street and Atlantic Avenue. 

Florida Today reports firefighters had a hard time fighting the blaze because of high winds and issues with the water supply.  

The home was once owned by Al Neuharth who founded USA Today and Florida Today. He died 3 years ago. 

The 10,000 square foot home was built in 1975 and had 11 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.  The property recently sold for 5 million dollars; which is the most paid ever for a home in Brevard County. 

Tuesday night hundreds of people lined the streets to watch firefighters fight the blaze and watch history burn. Firefighters say no one was hurt in the fire.

 

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