Denzel Washington ‘Safe’ After Firefighters Respond to Smoke at His L.A. Home

Denzel Washington and his family are “safe” after firefighters inspected a Beverly Hills mansion reportedly owned by the famous actor.

Per a press release from the Los Angeles Fire Department on Wednesday, first responders were called to the Beverly Crest neighborhood that night after smoke was seen coming from the house’s second floor.

Though there were initial reports of a “structure fire,” there was “no active fire discovered.”

After firefighters searched the 28,887 square-foot property, they discovered that the smoke came from a furnace that was recently serviced. The furnace was then “taken safely off-line.”

The release states that “there were no injuries, and all occupants have been allowed to return inside the residence” after 10:30 p.m.

On Thursday, Washington’s publicist told Yahoo Entertainment, “There is no fire and everyone is OK and safe.”

It is unclear, however, if the Oscar winner was home at the time of the incident.

In a September interview with James Corden, Washington and wife Pauletta’s eldest son John David Washington said he moved back in with his parents amid the pandemic.

Denzel and Pauletta also have three other adult children together: daughter Katia and twins Olivia and Malcolm.


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