PASADENA, Calif. (AP) ó Stately Wayne Manor is no longer.
A Wednesday night fire gutted a Tudor style mansion that served as the home of Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, in the 1960’s Batman television series, said Lisa Derderian, a spokeswoman for the Pasadena Fire Department. It was being remodeled by the owners, she said.
“It was a fully engulfed inferno, for lack of a better term,” Derderian said. TV footage showed flames leaping high into the night sky.
But wait! The whole thing could be a terrible case of mistaken identity, my old chum, as Reuters reports:
Early news reports said the house that burned down on Wednesday night was the historic mansion on S. San Rafael Avenue, Pasadena, 15 miles north-east of downtown Los Angeles, that served as the “Wayne Manor” of Batman TV series fame. That house was reported to have been bought by former Beatle Paul McCartney in 2005.
But the 16,000 sq foot (1,500 sq meter) home that caught fire was actually further down the street. Some scenes from “Rocky V” and the Peter Sellers movie “Being There” were reportedly shot there. The owners were not at home when the fire started and the cause is unknown.
Holy conflicting news reports! Hopefully, KCAL will have Team Coverage™ tonight, so we can get to the bottom of this mystery.