Arsonist attacks “Mrs. Doubtfire” home in San Francisco

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.

 

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.