Jennifer Lawrence speaks out about fire that destroyed her family barn

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·Editor, Yahoo Entertainment
·2-min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Watch: Jennifer Lawrence thankful for support after family farm burns down

Jennifer Lawrence is speaking out about the weekend fire at her family farm, which also serves as a summer camp, run by her brother.

"I want to thank my Louisville community for reaching out to my family and me following the devastating fire that sadly destroyed a significant part of Camp Hi Ho," the Kentucky native, 30, said in a statement obtained by People magazine.

The Oscar winner continued, "Thankfully, because of our amazing firefighters and first responders, no one was hurt and all of the animals were kept safe. I grew up on that farm, going to Camp Hi Ho every summer. When my brother Blaine took it over, he applied his creative mind and fun loving spirit and expanded a camp that was already the coolest, because it was the only place where kids could do whatever they wanted. A muddy messy paradise.”

Read more: Jennifer Lawrence was sensitive about her Oscars fall for ‘a very long time’

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 04: Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere of 20th Century Fox's "Dark Phoenix" at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 04, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lawrence, pictured in 2019, is speaking out about the fire at her Kentucky family farm, which doubles as a summer camp. (Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Lawrence ended by saying, "I’m grateful to Camp Hi Ho for the amazing childhood memories. My family and I are working together to help Blaine through this. And we are so grateful for the widespread support from the community to get Camp Hi Ho back up and running so we can welcome kids back this summer."

The camp shared the news of the fire on Saturday. The blaze took place in the barn and, as Lawrence noticed, there were no injuries to humans or animals.

Blaine said in a letter to families that the structure housed his office, horse stalls, an indoor riding area for kids, an indoor rock wall, a nurse station and an arts and crafts area, among other things.

Read more: Actors paid a pittance for their breakthrough roles

He asked for community donations via a fundraiser as well as for families to return to the camp in Summer 2021, promising it will be rebuilt by then.

The fire is being investigated by the Simpsonville Fire and Rescue, as well as the Kentucky State Fire Marshal.

Lawrence has been shooting Don’t Look Up with Leonardo DiCaprio in Boston.

Watch: Jennifer Lawrence clarifies her voting record

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting