Jennifer Lawrence’s family farm catches fire and destroys the complex while the brother asks for help rebuilding it
A summer camp in Kentucky run by the family of movie star Jennifer Lawrence was destroyed by a massive fire this weekend.
Hi-Ho camp in Simpsonville outside Louisville was ravaged by flames during the fire Friday night.
Almost nothing was left of the camp’s main shed, which lay in ashes.
The family ranch and summer camp of Jennifer Lawrence’s brother caught fire Friday night
The fire destroyed a shed and a number of other camp facilities
Blaine Lawrence is now asking for donations while promising to rebuild Camp Hi-Ho camp near Louisville
Jennifer Lawrence has been known to drop by the camp from time to time
Fortunately, no animal or human lives were lost in the fire, but it took the crew more than an hour to put out the flames on their own in the shed.
A woman who had been in the barn managed to escape and some small pets were also rescued.
It took nearly 30 firefighters and half a dozen trucks to deliver enough water to control the fire WLKY.
‘One of the problems with a rural area is always the water supply. Unfortunately, in areas like this, without fire hydrants, we must have all of our water tanked in for suppression efforts, ”said Simpsonville Assistant Fire Chief Bobby Cravens on the spot.
Jennifer’s brother Blaine Lawrence is pictured with a pair of camp attendants
The flames could be seen from miles away.
“ From the back of our house, we just watched the flames and saw the fire and rescue vehicles come through, ” Bennie Crowder told WDRB.
Simpsonville Fire and Rescue is working with the Kentucky State Fire Marshal to investigate the cause of the fire.
J. Law’s brother Blaine, the owner and director of Camp Hi-Ho, is now seeking help in the hope that the camp can be rebuilt and is seeking donations from the community through a fundraiser.
Drone images of the barn show that very little was left standing as a result of the inferno
Only part of the barn’s frame was left standing after the fire on Friday night
The charred remains of the barn can be seen in this heartbreaking photo
The flames could be seen from miles away, as can be seen in this photo taken by local residents
Drone footage gives an idea of the devastation caused by the Kentucky fire
‘It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm the news that we lost our shed last night in a terrible fire. We are very grateful that no people or animals were injured, but we still mourn the loss of years of hard work and memories that have played out in these walls. Words cannot describe the pain we find ourselves in, but we are so incredibly grateful to the Simpsonville Fire Department and all the other firefighters who responded to our emergency. You are real heroes, ”Blaine wrote on Camp’s Facebook page.
We are also so grateful to the countless members of our community who have come to our aid during this time to support us. Your love and kindness mean the world to us. We know that Camp Hi-Ho is a special place for so many, and we plan to rebuild and repair it so that we can have a safe and joyful camp experience this summer, ”he wrote.
Blaine promises to rebuild and reopen for the summer of 2021.
The photo shows children having fun on the lake at Camp Hi-Ho
There are various activities for children at the campsite
The complex had been operating for over 30 years and every summer children between the ages of 4 and 12 visited the camp
Despite the pandemic of the corona virus, the camp even ran this summer. Blaine Lawrence hopes to have it open again for the next summer season
The complex was used every summer for over 30 years by children in the area from 4 to 12 years old. The camp would see a variety of attractions and activities for local children to enjoy.
In addition to the barn, office spaces on the farm were destroyed. So did an apartment the Lawrences used on the property.
Stables for horses along with an indoor riding area for children, an indoor climbing wall, a native nature center, an arts and crafts pavilion, a garage full of farm equipment and a new nursing station were all destroyed, according to TMZ.
Many of the outdoor facilities survived, including an outdoor sports field, tree fort, animal shed, lake, archery range, animal pastures, outdoor riding trails, chicken coop, and other campgrounds.
Jennifer Lawrence, winner of Best Actress at the Oscars in 2013, is pictured with her parents Karen Lawrence and Gary Lawrence and brothers Ben Lawrence and Blaine Lawrence