Arsonist attacks “Mrs. Doubtfire” home in San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO — The iconic San Francisco home featured in the 1993 movie “Mrs. Doubtfire,” which starred the late Robin Williams, is left charred after a suspicious fire Monday night.

Police say an arsonist used gasoline to start the fire around 8 p.m.

Douglas Ousterhout who has owned the home since 1997, was home at the time of the fire. After smelling smoke, Ousterhout was able to contain the fire before it did more damage.

Ousterhout is a surgeon who performs “facial feminization” procedures for transgender women, according to SFGate and has had an ongoing feud with a former patient.  Police are investigating whether the patient may be responsible for the arson attack.

The home, located in the Pacific Heights neighborhood at the corner of Steiner Street and Broadway, has minor damage including singe marks on the front door and along the base of the garage.

Police have not yet made an arrest but are still looking to track down the suspect.


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