Dozens of Firefighters Rush to Denzel Washington Home

Smoke was spotted coming out of his Beverly Crest, Calif., residence; actor is said to be safe
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2020 9:55 AM CST
Denzel Washington Safe After Fire Crews Rush to Home
Honoree Denzel Washington arrives at the AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony at the Dolby Theatre on June 6, 2019, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

More than three dozen firefighters from the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills fire departments rushed to the Beverly Crest home of Denzel Washington on Wednesday night after smoke was seen coming out of the four-story mansion's second floor, reports CBS Los Angeles. There were no flames seen, and with all the occupants waiting outside, firefighters used thermal imaging cameras to thoroughly scan the 29,000-square-foot home.

Per Page Six, the LA Fire Department thinks the source of the smoke may have been a recently serviced furnace, which has since been turned off. No one was hurt, and the occupants were allowed to go back inside around 10:30pm local time. It's not clear if the 65-year-old actor was among those occupants, with his press rep simply noting to USA Today in a statement that "there is no fire and everyone is OK and safe." (More Denzel Washington stories.)

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