Fire at Heidi Fleiss' Nevada house
Published 26/11/2010 | 10:52
Heidi Fleiss' Nevada home was ravaged by fire on Thanksgiving Day.
The Celebrity Big Brother contestant and former madam told US news channel KWU-TV that she was at the house in Pahrump, west of Last Vegas, when the fire broke out, but was unharmed.
KVVU-TV reports the fire started in a chimney that lacked a "spark arrestor," a device that prevents sparks from escaping the fireplace.
It's unclear how damaged the house is, but a video released by celebrity website TMZ shows flames flowing from the roof.
Heidi once ran a high-priced Los Angeles prostitution ring providing models-turned-prostitutes to wealthy clients. She moved to Pahrump in late 2005, several years after serving 21 months in a California prison for money laundering and tax evasion.