This was a real-life nightmare. Pierce Brosnan watched as part of his home in Malibu, Calif., burned in a fire, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department confirmed to Us Weekly on Thursday, Feb. 12.
The James Bond hunk, 61, stood in the street as the fire — which started shortly before 10 p.m. — spread from his garage to one of the rooms in his home. According to the L.A. County Fire Department, it took nearly 40 minutes for 50 firefighters to respond, contain, and extinguish the blaze.
Luckily, no injuries were reported. A local witness captured footage of the alarming fire from a distance. The video was posted to YouTube late Wednesday.
In an update to Us, the LASD noted that the cause of fire is "undetermined and still under investigation." Damages from the fire were estimated at "over 1 million dollars."
NBC Los Angeles reported that when Brosnan was asked by a reporter what had happened as the fire raged on, the actor replied: "What do you think is going on?"
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