Taiwanese actress Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia (林青霞) once received a mansion from her husband, Michael Yin (邢李㷧) as a sign of his burning love for her. He reportedly bought the mansion in 2006 for 130 million Hong Kong dollars (~RM73 million). Michael then gifted it to Brigitte for her 60th birthday and 20th wedding anniversary.
Unfortunately, tragedy struck the mansion at Kowloon Peak today (8th July). It apparently caught fire early this morning. The fire raged for over five hours before firemen managed to put out the flames. Fortunately, there were no reports of any injuries.
Brigette Lin’s mansion has been the talk of the town before. Media have reported that the mansion covers over 50,000 square feet and is made up of several areas. Photos of the mansion also capture a tennis court, swimming pool and a very spacious yard. The mansion’s current market value is supposedly 1.1 billion Hong Kong dollars (~RM620 million).
Regretfully, all that and more has been lost to the fire which destroyed most of the house. According to reports, a fire broke out at the mansion around 12:32am today. It grew in size and intensity as time went on, Although firemen managed to get it under control by 5:02am, they only managed to put most of it out by 8:40am.
Brigitte and family supposedly were not in the mansion at the time of the fire. However, they did have several personnel staying at the mansion. Roughly 20 domestic personnel evacuated the mansion with multiple pet dogs. Luckily, no injuries were reported and vehicles later arrived for staff to leave the premises.
Currently, there are plenty of speculations as to how the fire started, but nothing concrete. Additionally, the 67-year-old star has yet to say anything regarding the accident. Well, losing the mansion may have been a blow but on the bright side, everyone managed to safely escape the fire.