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Jennifer Lawrences’ Brother Calls For Help After Family Farm ‘Reduced To Rubble & Ashes’

today1 December 2020

Background

Jennifer Lawrence’s’ family farm in Kentucky has reportedly been tragically razed to the ground in a fire. The fire that broke out on the farm, which doubles as a summer camp for kids, took over an hour to put out and required nearly 30 firefighters and half a dozen trucks.

(Source: TMZ)

According to emails obtained by TMZ, the 30-year-old Academy Award winner’s brother – Blaine Lawrence – had to break the news to parents of past campers about the tragic ordeal. In the email, Lawrence (who both owns and directs the camp, Camp Hi-Ho) explained that the fire tore apart the barn that doubled as his office space as well as the stalls that were used to house the camp’s horses, the indoor riding area, rook wall, a wildlife display, an arts and crafts area and a garage with farm equipment and a nurse station.

In a Facebook post, the Camp shared a statement post-fire:

 

 

(Facebook / @Camp Hi Ho)

 

“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. Words cannot describe the pain we are in, but we are so incredibly grateful for the Simpsonville Fire Department and all the other fire fighters 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. 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. ❤️

 

 

The camp also has a lake area, a tree fort, animal pastures and horse-riding trails. While the cause of the fire is still being investigated, Blaine Lawrance remains optimistic, promising to have the barn rebuilt in time for summer 2021. He has reached out to members of the community for donations to aid in rebuilding the camp to restore it to its original state.

 

 

*Cover image credits: InstagramTMZ

Written by: Marissa Anne


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