On Wednesday afternoon, the neighborhood of Brazil’s Perpetuo Socorro in Macapa caught fire. Over 10 blocks of property were destroyed, which included the house of John Teixeira.
“The fire is over, but destroyed part of the neighborhood where I live,” said Teixeira to MMA Fighting. “My house is completely destroyed, I lost everything. I saved some furniture, but I lost everything.”
Teixeira made an unsuccessful attempt to win The Ultimate Fighter Brazil. Since dropping his lone UFC appearance to Hugo Viana, the Brazilian has regrouped with three wins. For shelter, Teixeira will be staying with friends.
Police estimated hundreds of houses were burned to nothing in the span of four hours. There’s still no information on how the fire started.