VIDEO: Brevard Fire Units Continue To Douse Blaze At ‘Pumpkin Center’

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PUMPKIN CENTER TOTALLY DESTROYED IN FIRE

ABOVE VIDEO: Fire units continue to pour water Wednesday morning on the smoking remains of the Pumpkin Center in Cocoa Beach. (Pelican1 video)

ABOVE VIDEO: Fire departments responded to a massive blaze at a Cocoa Beach mansion around 9 p.m. Tuesday night that used to be owned by the late media legend Allen H. Neuharth that founded USA TODAY and FLORIDA TODAY, and was one of the newspaper industry’s most influential personalities. (Video by Paulle Ann Harris)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Fire Departments responded to a massive blaze at a Cocoa Beach mansion around 9 p.m. on Tuesday night that used to be owned by the late media legend Allen H. Neuharth who founded USA TODAY and FLORIDA TODAY, and was one of the newspaper industry’s most influential personalities.

The property located, at 333 S. Atlantic Avenue, has been the center of some of the biggest philanthropic and business happenings in Brevard County since 1975 when the property was originally built.

The sale of the iconic property known as the “Pumpkin Center” in Cocoa Beach closed in February, and sold for $4 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service and new homeowners.

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The Pumpkin Center has been the center of some of the biggest philanthropic and business happenings in Brevard County since 1975 when the property was originally built.

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“This is the biggest fire I’ve ever in Cocoa Beach,” said Larry Garrison, former COO of Health First and five decade resident of the Central Brevard beach community.

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The “Pumpkin House,” was located on 200 feet of direct ocean frontage. The property included a 10,083 square foot home with another 10,000 square feet of multi level oceanfront and roof top decks, a two bedroom guest cottage, a one bedroom caretaker apartment, tennis and basketball court, pool, four car garage and a tree house facing the ocean with a loft, running water and electricity.

ABOVE VIDEO: More video footage of the Pumpkin Center Fire. (Giles Malone, Space Coast Daily Video)

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Fire Departments have responded to a massive blaze at a Cocoa Beach mansion around 9 p.m. that used to be owned by the late media legend Allen H. Neuharth that founded USA TODAY and FLORIDA TODAY, and was one of the newspaper industry’s most influential personalities. (Image by Paulle Ann Harris, SpaceCoastDaily Image)

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The property located, at 333 S. Atlantic Avenue, has been the center of some of the biggest philanthropic and business happenings in Brevard County since 1975 when the property was originally built. (Image by Giles Malone, SpaceCoastDaily)

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ABOVE MAP: The “Pumpkin Center” in Cocoa Beach is located at 333 S. Atlantic Avenue and has been the center of some of the biggest philanthropic and business happenings in Brevard County since 1975 when the property was originally built.


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