house fire

Evidence Found at 50's Dix Hill Crib

Police found a five-gallon gas container on the grounds of a mansion at the center of a dispute between 50 Cent and his ex-girlfriend.

On early Friday morning, a fire ripped through the $2.4 million dollar Dix Hills, Long Island mansion, sending 6 people, including Tompkins and the superstar rapper’s 10-year-old son, to the hospital.

While arson investigators have yet-to-determine the cause of the inferno that completely destroyed the mansion, officials had already labelled the fire suspicious, due to the intensity of the blaze, which lasted about 45 minutes.

Tompkins, who accused 50 Cent of having a role in the incident, also accused the rapper of not checking on his son Marquise in the incident’s aftermath. "Tell him to call his son!" Tompkins shouted at reporters yesterday when she returned to grounds of the property, where she had been living with their son, her new boyfriend and other individuals.

50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson and the boyfriend were involved in a physical confrontation in the office of Tompkins’ lawyer during a deposition hearing, just days before the house was destroyed.
The rapper, 32, denied any involvement in the fire and expressed gratitude that no one was serious injured in the fire.

50 Cent and Tompkins will be in Manhattan Supreme Court over ownership of the mansion on June 10.

Article by Morris Moore

Posted on Tue, 03/06/2008 - 07:02

50 Cent's Family Home Set Ablaze

A fire that an official is saying is “definitely suspicious” 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 centre was Shaniqua Tompkins, the mother of 50’s son, Marquise, 10.

The home was purchased by the G-Unit star in 2007 and currently is at the centre of a lawsuit against 50 Cent by Tompkins. The rapper attempted to evict his child’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 weren’t available for comment when contacted by the New York newspaper.

Police said the fire was reported at 5am Friday morning. Fire-fighters responded and the blaze caused officials to close a nearby highway.

“The fire was huge, I mean huge,” a neighbour said. “I watched the whole fire from our pool. [The house] burned down to the ground.”

The rapid movement of the flames raised suspicions among officials with the fire department.

“I would say there is a strong, a strong, strong possibility that it is suspicious,” Dix Hills Fire Department Chief Larry Feld said.

Article by Jayson Rodriguez []

Posted on Sat, 31/05/2008 - 12:12

50's Ex & Son Hospitalised After House Fire

It has been confirmed that 50 Cent’s ex-girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins and two of her children, including 50 Cent's son, were among those injured in an early morning fire this morning (May 30).

The $1.4 million dollar mansion in Dix Hills, Long Island, was burned to the ground around 5:00 am this morning, just days after a confrontation between Tompkins and 50 Cent. Six people, including Tompkins and 50 Cent’s ten-year-old son Marquise were taken to Huntington Hospital, where they were treated for complications from smoke inhalation and released.

A fire-fighter was also injured and treated for an eye injury. According to the Associated Press, Dix Hills Fire Chief Larry Feld has deemed the blaze suspicious, because of the intensity of the fire, which lasted for almost 45 minutes.

The pair are currently involved in a court battle over the mansion, as 50 Cent is attempting to evict the woman from the residence. Tompkins claims that 50 Cent bought the mansion for her, a claim the rapper, born Curtis Jackson, disputed in court.

"To have her living there with her boyfriend and several other people is inappropriate," 50 Cent said. "She's in the house with people I'm not responsible to pay housing for."

On Monday (May 26), the pair were involved in a violent confrontation inside of Tompkins’ Manhattan attorney’s office. Tompkins' lawyer, Paul Catsandonis said an "extremely dangerous incident" took place inside of his office but did not elaborate.

50 Cent was not in New York at the time the house burned down and is currently on location in Louisiana filming a new motion picture. “Curtis Jackson expressed deep concern over this fire at his property,” a representative said in a statement. "He is extremely thankful that everyone including his son, Marquise, escaped the burning house safely. He is confident that authorities will be conducting a thorough investigation of the incident and is eager to review their findings." obtained exclusive footage of 50 Cent and Shaniqua Tompkins arguing on the street on Monday, just days before the house burned down.

Tompkins said she heard an intruder around 4:00 am, just before the inferno erupted and burned the mansion to the ground.

The dispute over the mansion will be heard again in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on June 10.

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Posted on Sat, 31/05/2008 - 05:30