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04th Apr 2023

Grey’s Anatomy’s Caterina Scorsone opens up on saving her kids from terrifying fire

Ellen Fitzpatrick


Grey’s Anatomy star Caterina Scorsone has opened up about the traumatic time she saved her three children from a horrifying house fire this year.

Best known for her role as Dr. Amelia Shepherd on the long-running series, Caterina took to Instagram on Monday to share details about the harrowing ordeal.

Sharing snaps of the burned-down home, she sadly revealed that her beloved pets had been lost in the fire.

She wrote: “Hello friends (cw: fire/loss) A couple of months ago my house burned down. While getting my kids ready for bed and finishing bath time, smoke began to seep up through the grout around the tub.

“When I looked down the hallway a river of thick black smoke had already formed and was filling the house.

“One thing about fires: they happen fast. I had about two minutes to get my three kids out of the house, and we escaped with less than shoes on our feet.

“But we got out. And for that I am eternally grateful. Heartbreakingly, we lost all four of our pets. We are still sitting with that loss, but we are lucky we got to love them at all.


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“This is not a post about a fire. This is a post about community. This is a love letter to the incredible people that showed up and the incredible ways that they did.

“Thank you to the firefighters and the investigators (thank you Trey!) Thank you to my neighbor who answered our frantic knocks at her door.”

The Canadian native continued: “Thank you to the parents at my kids’ school who sent toys and books, my friends at @greysabc and @shondaland who sent clothing and supplies, my sisters who flew in to handle logistics so that I could be with my kids. Thank you to my team who made everything easier.

“What we learned is that the only thing that matters are the people (and beings) that you love. The only thing that matters is community. We would not be here without it and we are so grateful. Thank you.

“Here are some photos to honor the space we once called home, to say goodbye to the animals that loved us so well, and to celebrate that we have the only thing we ever really needed: each other. -Love, Caterina.”

Caterina shares three daughters with her ex-husband Rob Giles, 10 year old Eliza, six year old Paloma and three year old Lucky.

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