A Garden District mansion, reportedly owned by JAY-Z and Beyoncé, caught fire on Wednesday night and it is being investigated as a “simple arson.”

A residential smoke alarm alerted the fire about to the blaze around 6:15 p.m.

Twenty-two firefighters responded and they were able to contain the fire just after 7 p.m., and had it completely extinguished by 8:30 p.m.

A spokesperson said, “If they hadn’t gotten it under control, it could have been worse.”

Isn’t that the case with most fires? I digress.

ABC New Orleans says the police are investigating the fire as “simple arson” after receiving tips of a suspicious person in the area around the time of the fire.”

The blessing is no injuries were reported. 

See photos of the mansion here.

JAY-Z and Beyoncé have not commented on the incident.

Source: Nola.com

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