TMZ reports that legendary singer/songwriter Babyface’s Los Angeles mansion caught fire last weekend. Fire sprinklers were responsible for keeping the fire from growing and destroying the home.
As reported, the fire started in one of the mansion’s bathrooms. The fire sprinkler system quickly extinguished the flames before firefighters arrived.
A representative for the Grammy Award winner couldn’t confirm or deny if Babyface was in the house at the time of the blaze, but there were people inside the home when the fire started. The cause of fire has not been determined.
Babyface is fortunate to live in the State of California with an extended history of home fire protection. Starting with San Clemente in 1979, approximately 150 communities in the state required fire sprinklers in homes before California adopted the provision statewide in 2011.
All national model building, fire and safety codes require fire sprinklers in new one- and two-family dwelling construction.