50 Cent's Long Island Home Burns Down
May 30, 2008 at 8:15 AM (PT)
Six people are hospitalized after a fire, described as "suspicious," burned down a multimillion-dollar LONG ISLAND home owned by GRAMMY-nominated rapper 50 CENT, reports THE NEW YORK POST. Arson squad investigators were on the scene of the blaze TODAY (5/30).
One of the first firefighters to arrive on the scene told NEWSDAY the fire was suspicious. "I would say there is a strong -- a strong, strong -- possibility that it is suspicious," DIX HILLS Fire Department Chief LARRY FELD said.
Asked why he believed the fire was suspicious, FELD told NEWSDAY: "The rapid movement of the fire. The volume of the fire ... It was engulfed. The home was totally gutted."
The names of those injured have not been released. But a lawyer for the rapper's former girlfriend, SHANIQUA TOMPKINS, says the woman lived there with two of her children.
Feld says all six people are hospitalized in stable condition after suffering smoke inhalation.