Bushfires raging across Australia's east coast destroyed two buildings on a rural property owned by Russell Crowe, the Oscar-winning actor said on Twitter on Wednesday.
The 55-year-old posted a video and pictures on his Twitter feed of a helicopter water-bombing smoke-filled trees near a fence and driveway, commenting "Top shot son!"
Crowe had earlier confirmed that he was not in Australia and that his family was safe with friends.
Bushfires are a common and deadly threat in Australia's hot summers, but the blazes have arrived earlier this year, spurred by dry conditions after three years of drought, and have already claimed three lives.
I'm not in Australia.- Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) November 12, 2019
My family are safe, billeted with friends.
Fire hit my place late in the day yesterday.
My heart goes out to everyone in the valley. pic.twitter.com/EsLKtDQM51
Lost a couple of buildings , but overall very lucky so far.- Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) November 12, 2019
Chapel roof scorched.
Deepest thanks to everyone on the ground.
Some fires still burning and we are out of water.
No livestock deaths to date.
Let the chickens out and they are back, warm worms for breakfast! pic.twitter.com/kaKJ351MXC
Top shot son ! pic.twitter.com/aVfI7z1szF- Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) November 13, 2019
In a post showing burned ground and charred objects at his property in northeast New South Wales state, Crowe said: "lost a couple of buildings, but overall very lucky so far. Chapel roof scorched."
He thanked those on the ground and said no livestock or horses had died.
"Let the chickens out and they are back, warm worms for breakfast!", the actor tweeted.
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