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March 31, 2005

LONDON – Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne had to flee their English mansion when a fire broke out in the living room, a British newspaper reported Thursday.

The Sun tabloid said the couple were alerted by a fire alarm and ran into their backyard when the blaze broke out late Friday at their house in Buckinghamshire county, northwest of London.

A spokeswoman for Buckinghamshire Fire Service confirmed that two fire engines had been sent to a blaze at a house in the area. Two men and a woman were treated for minor smoke inhalation, she said.

Fire officials were investigating the cause of the blaze, suspected to be an electrical fault.

The fire was the latest in a series of domestic mishaps to befall the former Black Sabbath frontman and his manager wife, a judge on the TV talent show “X Factor.” Last year Ozzy hurt his shoulder in a quad-bike accident on the grounds of his English home, and tackled a burglar who stole gems worth an estimated $3.6 million from the mansion.

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