Police Probe Jay-z, Beyonce New Orleans House Fire
The mansion of billionaire musicians Jay Z and his wife Beyonce was on fire and is presently being investigated. The building was reported to have gone up in flames on Wednesday evening in the Garden District of New Orleans.
The New Orleans department confirmed it may be a case of arson as there were reports of a suspicious person near the $3 million property
According to the New York Post, the city’s fire department told news outlets that the property had been vacant for some time, and that 22 firefighters attended the scene.
Although, it took the firefighters 2hours to extinguish the fire, There were no reported injuries or evacuations, and the full extent of the damage remains unclear.
The 3-story house was reportedly built in 1925 as a Presbyterian church before it was re-purposed as a ballet school. It was then converted into a luxury home.
Previous listings have described it as “ideal for creative types that want large spaces and/or like to entertain.”
Zillow, a real estate firm reports that the property boasts seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, bold arched windows, 25-foot ceilings and a rooftop garden with views of the city — including the Mississippi River Bridge and the Superdome.
According to reports, the house was bought by Sugarcane Parkin 2015, a California-based company that has the same registered address as other companies owned by the 39-year-old and mother of three.
The company is managed by Celestine Lawson, the legal name of Beyoncé’s mother, who goes by Tina Knowles.