John McAfee Home Burns Down in Belize

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 20, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

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
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.