Caterina Scorsone, best known for her role as Amelia Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy, recently shared a harrowing experience on her Instagram account. The actress and mother of three revealed that she and her children narrowly escaped a house fire.
In a lengthy post, Scorsone recounted the terrifying moment when smoke began to seep through the grout around the tub while she was getting her kids ready for bed. She quickly realized that a fire had broken out and that she had only two minutes to get her children to safety.
Despite the chaos and panic, Scorsone managed to gather her children and get them out of the house with just the clothes on their backs. “We escaped with less than shoes on our feet,” she wrote.
Scorsone’s post was accompanied by a photo of her children’s feet, which were covered in ash and debris from the fire. In the caption, she thanked the firefighters who arrived on the scene and praised her kids for their bravery and calm under pressure.
The actress also took the opportunity to share an important reminder about the importance of having an escape plan in case of a fire. “Please take a moment to map out your routes of escape,” she wrote. “Practice fire drills with your family. Take a beat to look around your house for potential fire hazards. It only takes a moment.”
Scorsone’s post quickly went viral, with many fans and fellow celebrities expressing their relief that she and her children were safe. The incident serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of being prepared for emergencies and the bravery that can be summoned in moments of crisis.