New Orleans mansion reportedly owned by Beyoncé catches fire

Blaze being investigated as arson
Posted at 2:51 PM, Jul 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-22 19:02:27-04

New Orleans firefighters doused a one-alarm fire Wednesday night at the Garden District house reportedly owned by Beyoncé and Jay-Z, according to The fire is being investigated as a possible arson.

Emergency officials said the fire was reported in 1500 block of Harmony Street at about 6:15 p.m.

Twenty-two firefighters responded, containing it just after 7 P.M. No injuries were reported, they say.

A residential smoke alarm alerted the fire department to the blaze. They had extinguished the fire by about 8:30 p.m., officials said.

"If they hadn't gotten it under control, it could have been worse," a spokesperson said.

The fire appeared to have started in the kitchen, where firefighters found books inside of an oven; a gas can was also found in the home, reports. The cause was not immediately known.

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