A golf cart caught fire Sunday night inside a garage at boxing legend George Foreman’s house in northeast Harris County, according to the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office.
The cause was determined to be accidental, fire marshal spokeswoman Rachel Moreno said. The fire was first reported around 10 p.m. at Foreman’s house in the 29500 block of Martelly Way.
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“Right now it looks like the cars are in pretty good shape. We do have an origin that’s towards the back of the garage, but there’s a lot of smoke damage and water damage,” Rachel Moreno with the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office told KTRK.
Moreno’s statement that the cars were not damaged conflicts with a report from Fox News that claimed unknown damage to the 40 cars.
There were reportedly people home inside the house at the time of the fire, but everyone managed to get out safely. It’s unclear if Foreman himself was home.