Big Brother 12: Britney & Fiance Nick's Home Burned
As I woke up this morning and checked twitter, I came upon this tragic news from @BigBrotherLeak: "Just received awful news. Britney & her fiance Nick's home burned down last night. Everyone is okay! Please keep them in your thoughts. #BB12"
Britney's fiance Nick posted the following on Jokers:
I had to go back in a few times to get the dogs because I could not find them due to the smoke. The smoke detector did not go off so I am lucky to have made it out. About 90% of our belongings are ruined due to fire, smoke, and water. Please keep us in your prayers. God bless
Jokerette confirms. Here is the direct link to the thread, and here is the link to the full report from Nick.
While we will not know for certain until tonight, James Rhine of Big Brother 6 and AllStars posts on his twitter that he believes Britney will be told, since she is in sequester.
Offering further confirmation, here is an excerpt from a local Source:
Nick Grisham called the producers to let them know about the fire, Laura Grisham said.
"He told them what happened and they agreed they wouldn't say anything to Britney," Laura Grisham said. "She can't do anything. The final show is tonight and it's live. There's no sense in her knowing."
Nick Grisham went back inside to rescue the couple's two dogs and family members have been able to salvage some possessions, Laura Grisham said. She said her son will fly to Los Angeles later Wednesday to meet Haynes after the show.
He's concerned about how Haynes will react to the news, Laura Grisham said.
"He hasn't seen her in three months and he's afraid she's going to be mad," Laura Grisham said. "I said 'you don't understand son, you are lucky to be alive, especially after going back in two more times to get the dogs out.'"
The blaze was started by a small grill in the backyard that ignited the grass, spreading to a trash can and then the house, investigators said. Laura Grisham said her son was grilling and that the fire started despite his dousing the coals in water.
The house was fully involved when crews arrived about 1:30 a.m., said Little Rock Fire Department Capt. Randy Hickmon. It took about an hour-and-a-half to get the fire under control.
The single-story, blue structure is still standing with a large burned area at its rear, where the windows are boarded up and a tarp covers part of the roof and an adjacent wall. Burn and heat marks are visible on other parts of the structure.
Preliminary total damage is estimated at $50,000.
Our prayers go out to Nick and Britney. Thank God every living creature was spared in the fire.