Jennifer Lawrence’s family farm, which also serves as a summer camp in Kentucky, was obliterated by a “horrible fire” on Friday evening, the camp said in a statement.
Camp Hi-Ho announced the news on Facebook Saturday saying, “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,” statement read.
“We know Camp Hi-Ho is a special place to so many, and we plan to rebuild and repair so that we can move forward with a safe and joyful camp experience this summer.”
Nearly 30 firefighters and six trucks were called to the scene on Friday evening, according to WYKL News, to bring in enough water to get the inferno under control, as there was no access to hydrants to pump water.
“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 told WLKY.
The Oscar winner’s brother, Blaine Lawrence, who is the owner and director of Camp Hi-Ho, sent an email to the parents of campers, which was obtained by TMZ, asking for donations to get the camp back up and running for summer 2021.
He also detailed the extensive damage — the flames destroyed his office space, stalls for their horses, an indoor riding area for kids, an indoor rock wall, a native wildlife display, an arts and crafts area, and a garage with farm equipment and a nurse station.
He added that there was no damage to the outdoor sports court, archery range, tree fort, pet barn, hen house, lake area, animal pastures and riding trails.
The Simpsonville Fire and Rescue and the Kentucky State Fire Marshall are currently investigating the cause of the fire.
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