KEY POINTS

  • Jennifer Lawrence's Kentucky family farm that runs a summer camp was ravaged by a fire Friday
  • Camp Hi-Ho said it is planning to rebuild and repair the areas affected by the fire
  • Blaine Lawrence said his office space and an apartment the Lawrences used were among those destroyed

Jennifer Lawerence's family farm in Kentucky was burned down in a horrible fire that broke out Friday.

Camp Hi-Ho, the summer camp ran by the farm, confirmed the news in a Facebook post Saturday.

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm the news that we lost our barn last night in a horrible fire," the statement read.

"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," the statement continued. "Words cannot describe the pain we are in, but we are so incredibly grateful for the Simpsonville Fire Department and all the other firefighters who responded to our emergency. You are true heroes."

The camp said it is grateful to those who reached out to them to offer support and revealed plans to rebuild the place in time for summer.

"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," the post 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," the statement concluded.

Firefighters with the Simpsonville Fire Department received the call Friday night. They received assistance from the Shelby County and South Oldham fire departments. However, it still took over an hour to put out the flames, and it nearly needed 30 firefighters and half a dozen trucks to finish the task.

Simpsonville assistant fire chief Bobby Cravens told WLKY News that one of the things that made it more challenging was the water supply in the rural area. At present, the Simpsonville Fire and Rescue and the Kentucky State Fire Marshall are investigating the cause of the fire.

Meanwhile, Lawrence's brother, Blaine Lawrence, the owner and director of Camp Hi-Ho, sent an email to the parents of past campers that detailed what was destroyed in the fire, TMZ reported.

According to the email, the damage included his office space, a separate apartment the Lawrences used, the indoor riding area for kids, the arts and craft pavilion, the garage loaded with farm equipment and more.

Jennifer Lawrence 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) Photo: Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images