Fire destroys Madonna’s childhood home

Blaze deemed 'suspicious' by authorities

A fire has destroyed the childhood home of Madonna, gutting the suburban Detroit, MI house in what authorities called ‘suspicious’ circumstances.

The vacant two-storey house in the Rochester Hills area of Detroit went up in flames on Friday night (June 27), after a fire started in the living room of the house causing extensive damage.

Arson experts from the Oakland County Sheriff‘s Arson Unit and the Rochester Hills Fire Department are carrying out an investigation into the blaze. They were alerted by a passer-by who saw flames shooting out of the house.

Madonna spent her early years in the house with her five siblings.

Meanwhile, the singer is currently dogged with rumours that she is about to divorce Guy Ritchie after the Times of London reported she engaged the same divorce lawyer used by Paul McCartney in his split with Heather Mills.

–By our New York staff.

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