- The five-bedroom mansion worth $13million was burned for a training drill
- A team of 45 volunteer firefighters took part in the drill on Waiheke Island
- The property owners asked Fire Service if they wanted to burn the house
- The team employed numerous firefighting techniques and apparatus’s
- Fire service sought extensive safety permits from the local council first
A $13 million dollar mansion has been demolished in the most dramatic way imaginable: being set ablaze and burned to the ground.
The sprawling 45,000 square-metre property, hemmed in by cliffs and scenic hillsides on New Zealand’s Waiheke Island, was engulfed in flames for a Fire Service training exercise.
Extraordinary images from the islands shore shows the firefighters working to extinguish the raging inferno, reports NZ Herald.
Fire crews carry out a dramatic training exercise which saw them burn a $13 million dollar mansion to the ground