Stunned crowds gather in south Cocoa Beach as they watch a landmark, the Pumpkin Center, that was once owned by Al Neuharth, founder of USA Today, burn to the ground late Tuesday night, March 15, 2016, in Cocoa Beach, Fla. (Craig Rubadoux/USA Today/Florida Today via AP)

Crews battle major fire at iconic Florida mansion

The quirky, 10,000-square-foot, sun-drenched oceanfront compound that was once owned by USA Today founder Al Neuharth burned down, and fire investigators said Wednesday they were examining if ongoing construction played a role in the blaze.