Kate Winslet escapes house fire

Actress was holidaying at Richard Branson's house in Necker Island

Kate Winslet safely escaped the blaze caused by a lightening hitting Branson's mansion at 4am.

Winslet was staying in the eight-bedroomed Great House with Branson's mother, 90-year-old Eve and the businessman's daughter Holly, 29.

The fire has completely ripped out the Caribbean Island's property and it looks like it's not yet fully out.

"My son Sam rushed to the house and helped get everyone out" said Richard Branson today "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".

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