Pierce Brosnan Home Fire Cause Still Unknown; LA County Sheriff Takes Over Investigation

The blaze broke out in Malibu Wednesday night


The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will now take over the investigation tied to a fire that damaged actor Pierce Brosnan‘s home Wednesday night.

The department’s arson unit will determine what caused the blaze.

On Wednesday, the County of Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a fire around 9:48 p.m. in the 31000 block of Broad Beach Road. The blaze started in the garage of a two-story home and also caused smoke damage to an upstairs bedroom, County of Los Angeles Fire Department Inspector Randall Wright told TheWrap.

“Residents of the house were notified by smoke detectors,” Wright said.

No other homes were damaged, he confirmed.

About 20 firefighters were at the scene, and they contained the blaze around 10:25 p.m.

No injuries were reported, and Brosnan appeared to have escaped any injuries as well based on tweets from NBC4 photographer Kenny Holmes.

Emergency personnel were still at the scene Thursday morning watching for any additional fires.

Brosnan, 61, rose to fame on the series “Remington Steele.” He recently starred in the spy-thriller “November Man” and before, portrayed James Bond in four films between 1995 and 2002.

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