A small fire broke out early Thursday morning in Courtney Love’s West Village home, a Fire Department official said.
The fire, in a fourth-floor bedroom of Ms. Love’s town house, at 250 West 10th Street near Hudson Street, was probably started by a candle next to the curtains, the official said. Ms. Love discovered the fire, the official said, although it was not clear whether she placed the 911 call, at 1:52 a.m. There was also a male occupant at the home at the time.
By the time firefighters arrived, the fire was mostly extinguished. Ms. Love had a light burn on her hand, “almost like a sunburn,” the fire official said. She was not taken to the hospital.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it has been deemed not suspicious. The bedroom curtains were burned, the official said, and nearby bed linens were also slightly burned.
After an all-consuming search for the perfect downtown town house, Ms. Love, the singer, actress and widow of Kurt Cobain, decided to rent the West 10th Street home in February, agreeing to pay about $27,000 a month, according to brokers.
The home is described on StreetEasy as “a beautifully renovated and redesigned historic town house” that is “made for luxury living and entertaining,” with three bedrooms, five bathrooms, a 25-foot living room, six fireplaces and a modern kitchen with exposed natural stone. “A must see!!”