Fire at Beyoncé's Garden District mansion being investigated as a possible arson

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Video Shows Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Purported New Orleans Mansion on Fire

Complex 22 July, 2021 - 03:37pm

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According to NOLA.com, the three-story New Orleans residence, located in the Garden District, was engulfed in flames for approximately two hours before a team of 22 firefighters extinguished it. Authorities say emergency personnel were notified about a one-alarm fire at around 6:15 p.m. local time, when a residential fire alarm went off.

“If they didn’t get there when they did, it could have been much worse,” a spokesperson for the New Orleans Fire Deparment told the New York Post. “It’s a historic home.”

Although it’s unclear if anyone was inside the mansion at the time of the fire, officials say no injuries were reported in connection to the incident. It’s also unclear how the blaze started and the extent of damage it caused to the property.

A number of outlets have also cited a 2013 listing which priced the mansion at $2.5 million. The listing also confirmed the property had 26-foot-high ceilings, a green roof, six bedrooms, six-and-half bathrooms, which are spread out between a main residence and three apartments. 

Complex has reached out to Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s respective representatives for the story.

Beyoncé and JAY-Z's New Orleans Mansion Catches Fire

Rap-Up.com 22 July, 2021 - 01:38pm

Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s New Orleans home caught fire on Wednesday night (July 21). According to TMZ, firefighters responded to a 1-alarm fire at the Spanish baroque mansion in the Garden District after receiving a call around 6 p.m. A little over two hours later, the fire was fully extinguished.

The extent of the damage is unclear at this time, but it reportedly took 22 firefighters to extinguish the blaze. Video footage shows several firetrucks outside the historic property.

Thankfully, there were no injuries and the cause of the fire remains unknown. A smoke alarm alerted the fire department about the blaze.

Back in 2015, the Carters reportedly purchased the $2.6 million, 13,292-square-foot mansion named La Casa de Castile, which was once home to the Westminster Presbyterian Church and later served as a ballet studio. Built in 1925, the three-story structure features 26-foot high ceilings and three separate apartments.

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