Lil B Narrowly Escapes from House Fire

Lil B Narrowly Escapes from House Fire
Lil B narrowly avoided tragedy this week, as a teenager alerted the rapper when his duplex in Concord, CA, caught ablaze on Thursday morning (January 15).

The MC was apparently asleep when his neighbour, 15-year-old Mateo Ysmael, came knocking at his door after smelling smoke and seeing flames. Luckily, LIl B got outside without injury and firefighters were able to put the fire out. Some of his costumes and music were damaged, but most of his belongings survived.

"I'm grateful to be alive," he told the Contra Costa Times [via The Fader]. "If that kid didn't come knocking on my door…" He thanked the firefighters, saying, "It could've been so much worse than it was. Like I said, I'm grateful to be alive."

There were seven people in the duplex at the time of the suspected electrical fire, which was out by 7:25 a.m. Everyone got out, although a firefighter was injured. His condition is not known as of press time.

Lil B issued a series of tweets following the incident, including a photo of the damage: