Eminem’s Childhood Home In Detroit Damaged By Fire

The memories burned along with Eminem’s childhood memories in the Detroit home he grew up in after a fire damaged the crib Thursday night (Nov. 7). It’s the same boarded-up house photographed in Em’s recently released album Marshall Mathers LP 2 above.

According to USA Today, a firefighter on the scene said fire was coming out of a window on the second floor of the two-story bungalow. The Detroit Fire Department was able to put out the blaze that damaged portions of the top floor. No word on what caused the fire.

The 767-square-foot home, which first made its appearance on the cover of Eminem’s 2000 effort The Marshall Mathers LP, was most recently owned by the Michigan Land Bank and currently on the auction block, with minimum bids starting at $1.

Public records show that Deborah Mathers copped the house, reportedly worth an estimated $32,885, in 1987 for $19,900. The property changed owners about 10 times before it foreclosed for non-payment of taxes in 2001. It was turned over to Land Bank when the house failed to sell for $500 at a Wayne County Treasurer’s Office auction.

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