Firefighters Torch Mansion for Training

By: 10/11 News Email
By: 10/11 News Email

Firefighters burn down a decaying mansion near Gretna room by room for training.

The 14,000-square-foot mansion that businessman and former NFL player Rod Kush built was torched by firefighters on Sunday.

The massive home was once worth roughly $2.5 million. Kush sold it for $1.6 million in 2008. That buyer donated the home to Catholic Charities, but the group failed to open a planned youth treatment center.

The mansion and the surrounding 35 acres, which once held a three-hole golf course, was sold two years ago to an Elkhorn developer for $612,000.

The developer needed to clear the mold-covered mansion for a project on the land, so firefighters burnt it down in a special training experience.

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