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Nick Nolte is down and out in the Malibu hills. Or is he?
There are conflicting reports about what actually happened at the actor's beach-adjacent homestead this morning around 11:30.
"When they [emergency responders] arrived, the house was fully involved," Lt. Scott Chew of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff Station tells E! News. "The occupant of the house, actor Nick Nolte, received a small cut on his right hand when he broke a window to escape the fire."
Crew said the house was a total loss. As for Nolte, who attempted to douse the flames with a garden hose, officials say paramedics treated him at the scene for cuts and minor smoke inhalation and that the 67-year-old Prince of Tides star is expected to be just fine.
But a rep for Nolte offered a different take on the events. "No one was injured and there was no structural damage to the house," says publicist Arnold Robinson.