By Alex Green, PA Acting Deputy Entertainment Editor PA Media Today at 14:36 Grey’s Anatomy star Caterina Scorsone has said she saved her three children from a fire that destroyed their home.
The Canadian-American actress, who is best known for her role as Dr. Amelia Shepherd in the medical drama shown on ABC, revealed to her followers on Instagram that the fire was also responsible for the passing of their four dogs.
The woman, age 41, posted a series of photos on her Facebook page that showed the damage that had been done to their living room. The photos also included images of their pets, and she said that the incident had occurred quite some time ago.
During the time that Scorsone was getting his children ready for bed and finishing up bath time, smoke started to creep up through the grout surrounding the tub. When I looked down the corridor, there was already a river of dense black smoke that was filling the house.
“Fires are notorious for moving at a breakneck pace. I had just two minutes to get my three children out of the house, and we made it out with nothing more than the clothes on our backs and the shoes on our feet. Yet we managed to escape. And for that, I will be grateful until the end of time.
“It breaks my heart to say that we had to put down all four of our pets. Even though we are still grieving their passing, we should count ourselves fortunate that we had the opportunity to love them at all.
According to the actress, her message was not about the blaze but rather about the “community.”
She went on to say that her work is a “love letter” addressed to “the great people that showed up and the incredible ways that they did.”
“Thank you to the firefighters, and especially to Trey, who led the investigation!” I am grateful to my neighbour, who, despite all of our frantic knocking on her door, replied.
She also praised the parents at her children’s school who contributed toys and books, her co-stars from Grey’s Anatomy and the production firm that produces the show, Shondaland, who offered clothing and supplies, and her sisters who flew in to “manage logistics.”
Scorsone shared that one of the lessons she had learned was that “the only thing that matters is community,” and she went on to say, “We would not be here without it and we are very grateful.” Thank you.”
Jake Borelli, who portrayed Dr. Levi Schmitt on Grey’s Anatomy, and Camilla Luddington, who played Dr. Jo Wilson, are just two of the many people who have expressed their support online.
The medical drama Grey’s Anatomy follows the lives of surgical interns, residents, and attendings at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital in Seattle. The characters are all in the process of maturing into experienced physicians while juggling their personal and professional relationships.
The series is the longest-running written primetime show that is currently airing on the ABC network in the United States. It is also the longest scripted primetime series that ABC has carried.