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Taylor Swift's Blank Space house destroyed in mystery blaze

An elaborate New York mansion featured in Taylor Swift's Blank Space music video has been severely damaged by fire.

A huge blaze broke out at The Winfield Mansion at Glen Cove on Long Island on Wednesday (28Jan15). It took 150 firefighters over two hours to put out.


An investigation into the cause of the mystery incident is ongoing, but locals reportedly believe it could have something to do with the pad's history as a haunted house.


The home was built in 1916 by Frank Winfield Woolworth, of the family behind the Woolworth's retail stores, after their previous pad was destroyed by a blaze. His second daughter allegedly committed suicide at the home in May, 1917 and her spirit is said to have haunted the place ever since.


In the Blank Space video, which was released in November (14), Swift lives the high life with model Sean O'Pry in the stately home, riding horses, bicycles and dancing in a grand ballroom. The promo then takes a dark turn as the singer flies into a rage and throws flower pots, brandishes a butcher's knife and destroys paintings of her lover.