Beyonce’s childhood home ruined by fire on Christmas Day

Beyonce’s childhood home has tragically caught fire on Christmas Day.

The Renaissance singer’s former home in Houston, Texas reportedly went up in flames early Christmas morning. According to the local news outlet KTRK, the Houston Fire Department responded to a call at two in the morning on 25 December. When responders arrived at Beyonce’s home, located in the 2400 block of Rosedale Street in the city’s third ward, the second floor was enveloped in flames. Luckily, the family with two children who currently live there made it out without injury.

District Chief Justin Barnes noted how proud he was of his team. “They did a great job. I’m going to say in less than 10 minutes, we had a really good grip on this fire,” he told local officials.

As of now, the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

The Knowles family bought the home in 1981 for about $64,000, per a TMZ report. However, they sold the house a few years later before Beyonce’s sister Solange was born in 1986. Though the esteemed bunch no longer occupies the space, residents and visitors consider the address an iconic landmark.