Police Investigating Potential Arson at Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s New Orleans Home squib

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Police are investigating a fire at a New Orleans mansion owned by Jay-Z and Beyoncé as a possible arson, Nola.com reports.

A smoke alarm notified authorities of the one-alarm fire at the vacant Garden District home late Wednesday, and no one was injured, according to TMZ. Police say they received reports of a suspicious person in the neighborhood around the same time as the blaze ignited. Authorities reportedly believe the fire began in the house’s kitchen, where they found a gasoline can and books in an oven inside the house.

Beyoncé’s manager declined to comment to Nola.com. The pop star purchased the home, which was originally a church and then a ballet school, in 2015 via her management company Parkwood Entertainment. Neighbors said they have seen few, if any people enter the house in the past two years.

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