Afeni Shakur's N.C. Home Burns To The Ground

The guest home of Afeni Shakur burned down last night (July 6) in Robeson County, North Carolina.

According to authorities, the house caught on fire around 7:00 p.m. and was declared a "total loss."

No one was home and no injuries were reported in the fire, which took three departments to bring under control.

"I would sincerely like to thank the professional & volunteer firefighters and our neighbors who quickly came to our rescue and helped extinguish the fire. We are truly blessed to have their vigilant and neighborly care. We were fortunate that no one was at the home at the time," Ms. Shakur said.

Afeni Shakur is the mother of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur. She spent a small portion of her childhood in Lumberton where the Shakur's family heritage started in the United States, as former slaves.

The ranch home sat on a 56-acre farm where Shakur is growing USDA-certified crops and raising various animals.