A ‘horrible fire’ at the Kentucky family farm of Jennifer Lawrence resulted in the destruction of a barn after being engulfed in flames Friday night.
The Family Farm of Jennifer Lawrence Reduced to Ashes
Lawrence’s family farm in Simpsonville, Kentucky, is also a summer camp named Camp Hi-Ho.
Camp Hi-Ho has served thousands of children from ages 4 to 12 for more than 30 years.
On Saturday, Camp Hi-Ho shared a statement on their Facebook page reporting the tragic loss of the barn.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm the news that we lost our barn last night in a horrible fire. We are deeply thankful that no people or animals were hurt. We are still mourning the loss of years of hard work and memories that occurred in these walls.”
What Officials Are Saying
According to Assistant Chief Bobby Cravens, the Simpsonville Fire Department responded around 9 p.m. Friday to the reported fire at the camp.
Nearly 30 firefighters and six trucks were called to the scene Friday evening, according to local WYKL News.
Luckily, a female previously in the barn was able to escape “without injury,” Cravens said. “And “some small pets were removed.”
Details of the Destruction
Blaine, the brother of Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, is the owner and director of the camp.
He is sharing details of the damage. The fire is caused the destruction of his office space, stalls for the horses, an indoor riding area, an native wildlife display, an indoor rock wall, an arts and crafts area, and a garage with farm equipment and a nursing station inside.
Lawrence adds there is no damage to the outdoor sports court, archery range, tree fort, pet barn, hen house, the lake area, animal pastures, and the riding trails.
Jennifer Lawrence and Camp Hi-Ho Thankful for Support
“We know Camp Hi-Ho is a special place to so many,” the post says. “We plan to rebuild and repair so that we can move forward with a safe and joyful camp experience this summer.”
The post praises the firefighters who worked to extinguish the fire, calling them “true heroes.”
“Words cannot describe the pain we are in, but we are so incredibly grateful for the Simpsonville Fire Department and all the other firefighters who responded to our emergency,” the post says. “You are true heroes.”
The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time.