Actor Pierce Brosnan’s house was caught in a fire, which was suspected to have started on the garage then affected one bedroom.
On Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, via a smoke detector, Brosnan and his family were alerted of a fire in their Malibu house in the 31000 block of Broad Beach Road. Fortunately, there was a quick response from the authorities and the fire was out after 35 minutes before it could do further damage in the house’s main level.
According to initial investigations, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said that the fire started in the garage at around 9:48pm, with cause still uncertain. The fire later caused some smoke damage in an upstairs bedroom. Aside from minor injury acquired by a responding fire fighter, there were no other reported incidents as the house’s occupants got out on time. The fire reportedly caused a $1-million worth of damage to Brosnan’s estimated $18 million home.
Brosnan lives in the Balinese-inspired 13,000-square foot property with his wife, Keely Shaye Smith. Their neighborhood reportedly has an average property value of about $10 million and also houses other well-known people like Danny DeVito, Dustin Hoffman and Steven Spielberg.
According to a KTLA interview with Brosnan’s neighbor Andy Stern, the latest fire incident is the second time a fire happened in the property. The first happened several years ago which apparently ended up burning the whole place down, which took many years to build the new house.
As an actor, Brosnan is well known for starring as charismatic spy James Bond in three of the James Bond movie series, namely, “GoldenEye” (1995), “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997), “The World is Not Enough” (1999), and “Die Another Day” (2002). Among his recent movies is 2014’s “The November Man.” Also, in what may seem to be an ironic coincidence, Brosnan appeared for a Super Bowl commercial done by Kia Motors involving a house that got caught in a fire.
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