A $2.4 million historic New Orleans mansion “reportedly owned” by Beyoncé caught fire Wednesday evening.
The fire started at 6:15 p.m. central daylight time and was totally extinguished by 8:30 p.m. after 22 firefighters reported to the scene, a division spokesperson confirmed.
“If they didn’t get there when they did, it could have been much worse. It’s a historic home,” he advised The Post, including that there have been no accidents and no evacuations.
Local outlet Nola.com previously reported that the property was owned by the 39-year-old “Homecoming” celebrity and her husband, rap legend and Roc Nation guru Jay-Z, 51. Local ABC affiliate also tied the residence to the Carters.
The reason behind the Garden District fire has not been decided. It was contained by 7 p.m. and rose to solely a one-alarm fire (a rating of the severity of the fire) standing.
Sugarcane Park, LLC acquired the house in 2015. The LLC is managed by Celestine Lawson (the authorized identify of Beyoncé’s mother, who is best often called Miss Tina) and is registered at a Sherman Oaks handle the place the singer has a number of different LLCs.
Though the house is assessed at over $2.4 million, it transferred arms in 2015 at solely a nominal recorded worth of $100, according to city records. It had been listed on the market for $2.5 million in 2013 by the earlier proprietor, Sandra C. McNamara, information present.
The six-bedroom, six-and-a-half rest room residence was inbuilt 1927 as a Westminster Presbyterian church, in accordance to Realtor.com. The constructing spans 15,200 sq. toes, in accordance to metropolis information.
It housed an eight-dancer ballet company earlier than it was transformed to a house in 2000, in accordance to Realtor.com.
It has a 26-foot-tall nice room, which was as soon as the sanctuary, wood flooring, a patio and a balcony, in accordance to the itemizing.
There has been work performed on the property since the latest photos had been taken in 2013, allow and inspection information present.
A consultant for Beyoncé didn’t return The Post’s request for remark.