HOUSTON – Childhood home where Beyoncé grew up The fire broke out early on Christmas morning, The current family living there was left without a home, according to records.
Houston firefighters said they responded to a house fire just after 2 a.m Rosedale East of Interstate 288.
When fire crews arrived at the scene, the family who lived in the home had already gotten out safely, HFD District Chief Justin Barnes said. The fire was coming from the second floor of the house.
Next door neighbor James May told KHOU 11 he saw the flames that morning and heard emergency responders punch a hole in the roof of the house.
“My first thought was they had young children, so we went out and there was no sign of any tragedy, so we watched and prayed for the best,” May said.
Firefighters were able to quickly reach the fire and no injuries were reported, but at least one side of the house was severely damaged.
Even with the debris outside and the broken windows, the house may look familiar to some.
It is known to be the childhood home of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter of Houston. The house has previously been featured in films and documentaries featuring the megastar.
In September, Knowles-Carter herself was spotted with her mother Tina taking photos in front of the house when they were in Houston on the Texas leg of their “Renaissance” world tour.
“We have Beyoncé tourists here all the time, it's weird,” May said. “
For the sake of the family living in the home, which is now displaced, May said he hopes the Christmas morning fire doesn't cause additional uproar.
“Oh, I hope [it draws] Fewer people – there's nothing you see today that you couldn't see yesterday or six months from now.”
The cause of the fires is still under investigation.
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