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Eminem

Fire Burns Through Boyhood Home

11/8/2013 6:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Eminem's childhood home -- the same pad he pictured on the cover of his new album, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" -- was badly burned in a fire yesterday ... officials say.

The 767 square foot, 2-story bungalow -- located right near 8 Mile in Detroit -- sustained damage to the second floor. Fire crews were able to put out the flames before it spread to the rest of the home.

Officials say the blaze began around 6:20 pm Thursday evening. So far, it's unclear how the fire began.

Public records show the home was bought by Em's mom in 1987 for $19,900 -- it's changed hands roughly 10 times since then. The home was eventually abandoned, and after failing to sell for $500 at a recent auction, it's currently owned by a bank.

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billybob    

it's currently owned by 'a bank'. Goldman & Sachs of course and Eminem started the fire himself

294 days ago
2.

Knight    

I'm thinking EM isn't going to miss it.

294 days ago
3.

stu    

Too bad the homophobe wasn't inside @ the time.
M&N & Justy want to be black thugs but they little pvssy's..

294 days ago
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NotSoSlimShady    

ME AND DRE STOOD NEXT TO A BURNED DOWN HOUSE, WITH A CAN FULL OF GAS AND A HANDFUL OF MATCHES.

294 days ago
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your_worst_nitemare    

It failed to sell at am auction for $500?? Wow! Detroit is a pisspoor place! Lmao!

294 days ago
6.

Kelly    

Does it have an elevator?

294 days ago
7.

wrx7182    

A 2-story bungalow? A bungalow is a 1-story building or 1.5-story at most, but there is no such thing as a 2-story bungalow.

294 days ago
8.

Black Adam    

Now thats how you promote an Album !

294 days ago
9.

NoBrains,NoHeadaches.    

I think thats the same house from the cover or the Marshall Mathers LP. The pic on that album is the front of the house wirh Eminem on the porch. Makes sense the Marshall Mathers LP 2's cover art would be the back of the house

294 days ago
10.

braintrain    

New cd can't touch MMLP 1 but it still kicks Ass. listening to it right now.

294 days ago
11.

Fred Farkel    

What a shame. The Jackson family home in Gary, Indiana is fenced, in pretty good shape and surviving well in a ghetto that is every bit as bad as Detroit.

294 days ago
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Slim Shady     

Some if you actually think he would burn it down like he has better things to do

294 days ago
13.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Why didn't Marshall stop this from happening? What a phoney

294 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Album cover for the MMLP 3, good planning Em

294 days ago
15.

Greg    

i would of gladly dropped 500 dollars to own em's childhood home. but im wondering if that 500 included the property too??

294 days ago
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