A fire that an official is saying is Ã¢â‚¬Å“definitely suspiciousÃ¢â‚¬Â ravaged a Long Island mansion owned by 50 Cent this morning.
According to Newsday, six people who were inside the house were sent to the hospital as a result. Eyewitnesses said one of the persons sent to the emergency center was Shaniqua Tompkins, the mother of 50Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s son, Marquise, 10.
The home was purchased by the G-Unit star in 2007 and currently is at the center of a lawsuit against 50 Cent by Tompkins. The rapper attempted to evict his childÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mother from the $1.4 million-dollar house last month unless she ponied up $4,500 a month in rent to the wealthy entertainer.
Attorneys for both parties commented only briefly or werenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t available for comment when contacted by the New York newspaper.
Police said the fire was reported at 5am Friday morning. Firefighters responded and the blaze caused officials to close a nearby highway.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The fire was huge, I mean huge,Ã¢â‚¬Â a neighbor said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I watched the whole fire from our pool. [The house] burned down to the ground.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The rapid movement of the flames raised suspicions among officials with the fire department.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I would say there is a strong, a strong, strong possibility that it is suspicious,Ã¢â‚¬Â Dix Hills Fire Department Chief Larry Feld said.Ã¢â‚¬â€Jayson Rodriguez