Incredible photos show the moment a fire crew burn down a $13million MANSION so the new owners can rebuild the house from scratch


  •  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