Los Angeles firefighters rushed to a home belonging to Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington on Wednesday night, after receiving reports of smoke coming from the mansion.
Firefighters responded to the house in a gated community in the Beverly Crest neighborhood just after 8:00 p.m., according to KABC-TV. Once on the scene, they found smoke coming from a furnace.
“The source of that smoke was determined to be one of several furnaces in the home that was recently serviced, and has now been safely taken off-line,” a spokesperson from the Los Angeles Fire Department told the TV station. “There were no injuries, and all occupants have been allowed to return inside the residence.”
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Helicopter footage from local news broadcasts showed a firetruck parked near the front door of the home and several firefighters pulling hoses in the driveway, but there were no visible flames.
Firefighters used thermal imaging cameras to search the walls for possible hidden flames, according to local media reports.
The house was briefly evacuated while firefighters were on the scene. It was unclear if Washington was home at the time of the incident.
The sprawling mansion is said to be 28,887 square feet with four stories. Washington’s production company is listed as the owner on local property records.