Eminem's childhood home burns in fire

9 November 2013 / 2 years 11 months ago

Eminem's childhood home in Detroit was badly burnt in a fire on Thursday (07.11.13).

The 767 sq ft house - which features on the cover of the rapper's new album 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' - sustained damage to the second floor but was salvaged after fire-fighters arrived to extinguish the flames before it spread through the rest of the property.

Officials have stated the blaze began around 6:20pm on Thursday evening, but it's still unclear how the fire began.

Public records show that the property - which is situated near Detroit's 8 Mile - was bought by Eminem's mother Deborah in 1987 for $19,900 and has since been bought by various owners but it was eventually abandoned after failing to sell for a reported $500 at an auction, leaving its ownership with the bank.

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