Arson Suspected in 'Mrs. Doubtfire' House Blaze

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Doubtfire Home Fire
Associated PressPolice are investigating two small fires that caused minor damage at the "Mrs. Doubtfire" house in San Francisco.

The San Francisco house featured in the 1993 film "Mrs. Doubtfire" was set on fire Monday night, and police suspect arson.

Police said the incident occurred around 8 p.m. when someone lit a doormat on fire, according to SFGate, the San Francisco Chronicle website. Two small blazes reportedly scorched the front door and the side of the garage of the Pacific Heights home. In an eerie coincidence, the name Mrs. Doubtfire -- the father-turned-nanny character played by Robin Williams -- was coined in the movie from a Chronicle headline that read, "Police Doubt Fire Was Accidental," according to Curbed.

Curbed says police are investigating whether the fire is tied to the current home's owner, a plastic surgeon who operates on transgender patients.

The Victorian-style home was built in 1906 and briefly became a shrine to Williams after the actor committed suicide last August. A Zillow estimate places the house's current value at about $5.2 million.
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