June 24, 2024
Beyoncé’s Childhood Home in Houston Burns on Christmas Morning

Beyoncé’s Childhood Home in Houston Burns on Christmas Morning

(Headline USA) In April 2019, a fire gutted the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, causing untold damage in a catastrophe deemed one of the worst cultural losses claimed by conflagration in modern memory.

Until now.

Beyoncé’s childhood home caught fire early on Christmas morning, though the family living there escaped safely.

The fire was reported at about 2 a.m. Monday and the Houston Fire Department arrived on the scene of the two-story brick house within three to five minutes, the Houston Chronicle reported.

“We had it contained in about 10 minutes,” Houston Fire Department District Chief Justin Barnes told the newspaper.

Beyoncé Knowles’s family bought the home on the 2400 block of Rosedale in 1982 and Beyoncé lived there until she was 5 years old.

The R&B superstar was seen taking photos of the property when she was in her hometown for her Renaissance World Tour.

The home in the historic Riverside Terrace neighborhood was built in 1946.

A messages sent to Beyoncé’s publicist was not immediately returned late Monday.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.

Adapted from reporting by the Associated Press

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