by Dane McGuire
Following an initial report by TMZ, multiple MMA outlets are reporting on a house fire in Henderson, Nevada involving UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar and his family.
Bonnar has since confirmed the news on social media, saying “No more casa. Burned to the f******* ground.” Bonnar’s wife Andrea has also posted to Facebook, “we have lost everything”
MMA Junkie notes The Henderson Fire Department took to the call and extinguished the flames with the assistance of the Clark County Fire Department after over an hour. The Henderson department’s public information officer has since released a statement.
MMA Junkie reports:
“At 2:40 pm today, we responded to a residential fire near Galleria and Cadence Vista Dr. Our crews confirmed smoke and flames were visible on the exterior of the home and established a defensive fire attack,” the Henderson Fire Department shared in a public statement.
“Due to the high winds, condition of the fire, and its proximity to neighboring homes, the call was upgraded to a 2-alarm fire.
“With assistance from (the) Clark County Fire Department, we had the fire knocked down at 3:48 p.m. No transports or injuries were reported. Two adults, one child, and four dogs were displaced. Red Cross has made its services available to the residents. At this time, the cause of the fire is under investigation.”
MMA Fighting noted:
“The fire department spokesperson, Madeleine Skains, declined to give specific address information on the fire but said it took place on the 200 block of Via Luna Rose Ct. in Henderson.
Property records for Stephan and Andrea Bonnar appear to match the location of the fire. The cause of the blaze is under investigation, Skains said.”
MMA Junkie also adds that a GoFundMe has been set up to assist the Bonnar family with expenses and UFC legend Don Frye and MMA comedian Adam Hunter are among those who have already donated to the goal of $10,000.
Bonnar was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2013 for his highlight reel clash against Forest Griffin at the inaugural season finale of The Ultimate Fighter in 2005.
Despite losing the bout, Bonnar’s performance earned him a UFC contract.