A fire destroyed Jennifer Lawrence’s family farm in Kentucky.
Camp Hi-Ho, which also runs a summer camp, announced the news on its official Facebook page after the “horrible fire” broke out, People reported.
“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, but we are still mourning the loss of years of hard work and memories that occurred in these walls,” the statement read.
“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. You are true heroes. We are also so grateful for the countless members of our community who have reached out to support us during this time. Your love and kindness mean the world to us,” the statement continued.
Firefighters with the Simpsonville Fire Department received the call at around 9:00 p.m. for a fire. The fire department had assistance from Shelby County and South Oldham fire departments.
Nearly 30 firefighters and a half dozen trucks were needed as it took over an hour to put out the flames.
“One of the issues with a rural area is always water supply. Unfortunately, in areas like this, without hydrants, we have to have all our water tankered in for suppression efforts,” Simpsonville Assistant Fire Chief Bobby Cravens said.
The Kentucky State Fire Marshall and the Simpsonville Fire and Rescue are currently investigating the cause of the fire.
According to TMZ, Lawrence’s brother, owner and director of Camp Hi-Ho, Blaine Lawrence, sent an email to campers’ parents. The email details the damage and what was destroyed in the fire.
Blaine explained that stalls for their horses, an indoor riding area for children, and many other aspects of the barn were destroyed.
Lawrence’s brother shared that the barn will be rebuilt and open by summer 2021. In the email, he also asked for donations for rebuilding the barn.