Fortunately, there were no injuries and the cause of the fire is unknown. Fortunately, a properly functioning smoke detector alerted firefighters to the blaze.
As to whether the Carters own the house… Curbed New Orleans reported in 2015 that the listed owner, Sugarcane Park LLC, shows that his mailing address is that of Bey’s management company, Parkwood Entertainment.
As for the house itself… it would have been built in 1925 as a Presbyterian church before being transformed into a ballet school. The 3 story home features a main residence, 3 separate apartments, 26 foot ceilings and a green roof.