Jennifer Lawrence’s Family Barn Burns Down
Jennifer Lawrence‘s family farm, which houses summer camp Hi-Ho, recently announced that its barn burned down in a fire via the camp’s Facebook page.
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…
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm the news that we lost our barn last night in a horrible fire,” Camp Hi-Ho wrote on Facebook. “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. God’s goodness and protection is evident in this situation already, and our hope remains steadfast in Him, knowing that He is with us and in control of the steps ahead. 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. ❤️”
Simpsonville Fire and Rescue, alongside two other fire departments, reportedly spent more than an hour trying to control and extinguish the fire on Friday. Fire officials in Simpsonville are still investigating the incident.
Blaine Lawrence, Jennifer’s brother and the camp’s director, asked for community support and donations. The barn had apparently housed office space, a separate apartment, stalls for their horses, an indoor riding area for the kids, an indoor rock wall, an arts and crafts pavilion, and a garage full of farm equipment, but it was all lost in the fire.