Brian Ross' house is on fire, Brian Ross reports

The latest exclusive from ABC News' investigative ace? A report from the site of his summer home

Published November 30, 2010 9:01PM (EST)

ABC News investigative reporter Brian Ross has a scoop: His house is on fire! And Brian Ross is on the scene.

The flames were coming from an office on the first floor where I wrote a good portion of my book on Bernie Madoff, and that I often use on weekends when I appear on-air during breaking news. I was in the house, and working in that office, on Sunday less than 24 hours before the fire. Luckily no one was in the house when the fire started.

This is posted at ABC News' website. Under the headline, "Fire Damages My Connecticut Home," which is so perfect that I wish I'd made it up. (Subhead: "Sharon, Connecticut Fire Department Saves The Day.")

According to Brian Ross, this is his weekend and summer house, and he was introduced to Lichtfield County, Conn., by Tom Brokaw, in 1986.

It should be noted that Brian Ross' only sources for this story, besides Brian Ross (who didn't arrive until the fire was out), are unnamed government officials (or "firefighters"), so I'd take the whole thing with a grain of salt.

By Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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