Earlier this morning (Dec. 25), CW29 reported that a fire severely damaged Beyoncé‘s childhood home in Houston. Located in the Riverside Terrace neighborhood, the residence was quickly tended to by the city’s fire department, who managed to extinguish the flames within 10 minutes. Thankfully, there were no injuries, as the home’s current occupants — a couple and their 2 small children — were able to self-evacuate prior to the authorities’ arrival. As of now, there is no word on what caused the fire.
In 2022, 107.3 KISS FM revealed that the sizable brick house was built in 1946 and was purchased by Beyonce’s parents, Mathew and Tina Knowles, in 1982, when the Destiny’s Child alum was around one year old. According to a former listing, the three-bedroom, three-bath home boasts about 3,000 square feet of living space with original hardwood floors, a granite and stainless-steel kitchen, a fireplace in the living room and a third-floor loft.
In related news, Mathew recently shared an image of Beyoncé and her sister, Solange Knowles, from a Christmas Eve when they were children.
“What I love most about this very moment is the sheer love, determination and confidence that Beyoncé has in her eyes while looking at Solange,” he wrote in the Instagram post’s description. “It’s almost as if Solange was about to place the ornament on a higher part of the tree than she was used to, or maybe it was a very special ornament to her. And, it’s like Beyoncé is looking at her and saying, ‘Go for it.’ Solange has been going for it in life ever since and has never stopped. I hope this season you are surrounded by those who love, cherish and believe in you. And, if not, I hope you see enough value in yourself to love, cherish and believe in who you are and what you’re capable of achieving in life.”