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There are reports that Branson had I don't know twenty or more gas on the island everybody get out okay that's right yes everybody is OK everyone escaped unharmed including his immediate family members and that.
High profile friend of his who is now being hailed as a hero.
There's seventy million dollar -- known as the great house was completely engulf in flames check that out.
Yesterday this is when it happened Branson says it was likely struck.
By lightning as a tropical storm pounded the island.
That fire whipped by ninety mile an hour winds more out of control with Richard Richard Branson's daughter nieces and nephews in ninety year old mother inside.
Who was literally carried out of the burning house by his Oscar winning houseguest Kate Winslet.
Branson tells the sun newspaper that Winslet said it was like being in the film set where you're waiting for the words but they just don't come.
Winslet was staying at the compound in the great house with her boyfriend and two young children.
While Branson his wife and 25 year old son were the -- next door about a hundred yards a -- you know Laura this is I've seen pictures this is a huge.
Compound that Branson has actually been working on for many many years is all of -- -- I just about all of -- eight bedroom great house was completely guided the virgin -- CEO private island.
-- -- as one of the most famous vacation spots in the world and was often rented by the rich and famous.
Dollars -- night this -- huge.
-- says He has lost thousands of treasured photographs and notebooks but of course what is most important is that everyone got out okay in a statement Branson said.
There were even some giggles if you can imagine today when He tried to get sympathy for jumping out of the bed naked and running straight into -- cactus bush put rat is that He has plans to rebuild and apparently his daughter's gonna get married there.
This winter I hate it when that happens you run naked you know a cactus.
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