Kate Winslet escapes fire at Richard Branson’s Caribbean island home

    Guests including Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet escaped uninjured when fire destroyed Richard Branson’s Caribbean home during a tropical storm Monday, said the British businessman.

    The Virgin Group boss said about 20 people, including Winslet and her children, were staying in the eight-bedroom Great House on Necker, his private isle in the British Virgin Islands.

    Branson said he was staying in another property around 100 yards (meters) away with his wife, Joan and son Sam, 25.

    He said the fire broke out around 4 a.m. during a tropical storm with lightning and high winds, and Sam managed to help evacuate Winslet and other guests from the house. 

    Source: BostonHerald.com