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Kate Winslet Escapes Fire at Richard Branson's Home

Kate Winslet Escapes Fire at Richard Branson's Home

Kate Winslet was unharmed after a fire destroyed Richard Branson‘s home on Monday (August 22) on Necker Island in the Caribbean.

The 35-year-old actress was staying on the British businessman’s private island with her on-again boyfriend, Louis Dowler, and her two kids, Mia and Joe, when lightning reportedly sparked the fire during Hurricane Irene.

“Many thanks to Kate Winslet for helping carry my 90-year[-old] mum out of the main house to safety,” Richard wrote in an email to CNN.

The 61-year-old Virgin Group chairman promised to rebuild the house and “create something even more special out of the ruins.”

“All my family and friends are well, which in the end is all that really matters,” he added.

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo got married in July on the island, which is located in the British Virgin Islands.

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Credit: Frederick M. Brown, Carlos Alvarez; Photos: Fame Pictures, Getty
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13 Comments

# 1

they lookalike face and smile

# 2

This is so sad glad everyone was safe though!

# 3

The pictures are actually kinda beautiful. Glad everyone is okay.

# 4

yea beautiful place but why she burned his home?

# 5
Speak Now @ 08/22/2011 at 9:15 pm

@kà simply amazing:

IT WAS A HURRICANE. Learn to read!

# 6

One celebrity maked plastic suregry

# 7

Im glad they are safe…
WTF. … why would you write about nick lachey at the bottom?

# 8

@Creed: Richard lent his home to Nick and his wife. They got married in one of his homes I believe.

# 9

Good on kate for resucing a 90 year old… love this girl :D

African Girl @ 08/22/2011 at 10:52 pm

Rotflmao @ Kaz

It’s because of lightning and winds that the house caught fire

damn, that house was beautiful, i remember seen it in a episode of mtv cribs, glad everyone is ok

altheamitchell @ 08/25/2011 at 7:02 am

CBS News Correspondent Elaine Quijano, reports that Winslet carried his 90-year-old mother from the house while the fire was raging. http://bit.ly/mPZqUT

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