Kate Winslet flees from fire

Kate Winslet flees from fire
 Kate Winslet flees from fire. Kate Winslet has escaped unhurt from a fire while staying on Richard Branson's luxury Caribbean island. The island is a favoured destination among celebrities and the super-rich.

The blaze, which started after a lightning bolt hit the house on Necker Island, began at around 4am.

The billionaire owner of the Virgin brand, who wasn't in the eight-bedroom Great House when it happened, spoke of the unfortunate incident. "Around 20 people were in the house and they all managed to get out and they are all fine." "We had a really bad tropical storm with winds up to 90mph. A big lightning storm came around 4am and hit the house," he continued.

"My son Sam rushed to the house and helped get everyone out. Kate Winslet, her boyfriend and her family were there and Holly and some of her friends were also staying. My mother was there and they managed to get her out and she is fine."

Richard Branson"The main house is completely destroyed and the fire is not yet completely out. My office was based in the house and I have lost thousands of photographs which is very sad."

A spokesperson for Virgin added: "While substantial damage was caused to the building, no guests or members of the Necker Island staff were hurt."

"Sir Richard Branson, members of his family and guests were on island at the time. They are all safe and currently being accommodated elsewhere on the island."

Richard bought the private luxury island back in the early 80s and the Great House had been there since 1982.