Fire tears through former 'Osbournes' stars' British mansion
UPI News Service, 07/07/2006
British firefighters battled a fierce blaze early Friday morning at the 5 million pound ($9.3 million) home of rock star Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon.
Life Style Extra was told that the Osbournes' 21-year old daughter, Kelly, was the only family member at home when the fire began. The fire, which is thought to have been started by a faulty lamp, raged through the Osbourne's Buckinghamshire home.
Life Style Extra reported that the blaze was caught in time largely to the credit of the 2,000 pound state-of-the-art fire alarm system recently installed by Ozzy Osbourne.
The incident follows other unlucky episodes at the mansion.
In 2003, Ozzy Osbourne was hospitalized after a near-fatal quad biking accident on the grounds of the home. The following year, he caught a cat burglar who made off with some jewelry. A fire also broke out at the mansion in 2005.
A friend of Ozzy Osbourne's said: "He thinks the place is bloody cursed. He is wondering if a plague of locusts will be next."
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