The Los Angeles Fire Department rushed to Denzel Washington’s home on Wednesday night (Nov. 11) after smoke was seen coming out of the second floor. Thankfully, multiple outlets have reported that the Academy Award-winning actor and his family are safe after the incident.
According to officials, the fire department conducted a smoke investigation at Washington’s four-story Beverly Park home, but no flames were detected. Firefighters then searched for a possible fire inside the walls using thermal imaging cameras, but no fire was found.
Authorities safely evacuated Washington’s family from the home and his press representative confirmed to Fox 11, “There is no fire and everyone is ok and safe.”
According to a report from the Los Angeles Fire Department, “The source of that smoke was determined to be one of several furnaces in the home that was recently serviced, and has now been safely taken off-line.”
There were no reported injuries and Washington’s family was allowed to safely reenter the house, the department added. According to reports, it’s unclear if Washington was at home during the incident. Washington lives at the Los Angeles residence with his wife, Pauletta.
Last month, Omari Hardwick revealed that Washington and his wife helped him out early in his career. The “Power” actor told TV One’s “Uncensored” that it was the couple who saved him from homelessness when he was struggling to find work.
“It was another kid who really took to me and his name was John David Washington and John David Washington turned out to be Pauletta Washington and Denzel Washington’s son,” Hardwick explained.
“... And I was broke and then Pauletta and Denzel eventually let me couch in their house sometimes. I would just be just be over there just for peace and spirit,” he added. “Pauletta has such an incredible spirit and energy.”
See news coverage of the incident below.