John McAfee Home Burns Down in Belize

John McAfee home burns: The Belize home of anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee burned down.
John McAfee Home Burns Down in Belize
Jack Phillips

John McAfee home burns: The Belize home of anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee burned down.

The fire did $500,000 in damage two main residences on his property, located on an island in the Central American country, he said, according to the Daily Mail.

McAfee, who lives in Portland, accused the government of Belize of setting his home on fire.

He said he hired a private investigator to prove that Landy Burns, a local official, was behind the fire. McAfee contends that the the fire was started as part of a move to put pressure on him after he refused to give a donation of $2 million to the government.

Pictures showed by 7 News Belize showed that the house, located in Orange Walk Town, were destroyed.

McAfee was wanted as a person of interest last fall in the death of his neighbor. He fled the country to Guatemala and was deported to the United States.

McAfee said he is working on books and a film project about his life.

“I am sure that the public has had various opinions of my trials and tribulations over the months. But I am hoping that this will bring to light that my concerns were based in reality,” he told Fox News. ”I believe that there are a select few with great power in Belize that will go to great lengths to harm me. This fire was not just a strange coincidence.”

Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter with 15 years experience who started as a local New York City reporter. Having joined The Epoch Times' news team in 2009, Jack was born and raised near Modesto in California's Central Valley. Follow him on X:
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