Caterina Scorsone Recounts Harrowing Experience Rescuing Her 3 Daughters From a House Fire

Caterina Scorsone is opening up about a horrifying experience she and her family went through recently. In an April 3 Instagram post, the "Grey's Anatomy" star revealed that her house caught fire several months ago and she had to rescue her three kids in a matter of minutes before the whole place went up in smoke.

"While getting my kids ready for bed and finishing bath time, smoke began to seep up through the grout around the tub," Scorsone wrote in a caption. "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."

Scorsone said that, unfortunately, the family lost their pets in the fire. But she went on to thank her community for rallying around her in the wake of the tragedy. "What we learned is that the only thing that matters are the people (and beings) that you love," she continued. "The only thing that matters is community. We would not be here without it and we are so grateful."

Some of Scorsone's "Grey's Anatomy" costars offered supportive messages under her post with Jake Borelli, who plays Dr. Levi Schmitt, commenting, "You are truly an incredible human and I am sending all the love I have to you and yours." Fellow onscreen doctor Melissa DuPrey, who played Dr. Sara Ortiz, also sent her love. "Oh sweet babe. I'm so glad you all are safe," she wrote. "I'm sorry for the losses of your furbabies and the tangible things that hold memories. Grateful you are here and exist so beautifully."

Chris Carmack, who played Dr. Atticus Lincoln on the show, added, "I hope I never have to deal with anything like this… but if I do, I hope I can follow your example of grace under terrible circumstances . . . ❤️❤️❤️ love to you and the family." While Camilla Luddington, who guest starred as Dr. Josephine Wilson, also commented, "What an incredible mom inspiration you are.. you are SO loved! ❤️"

Scorsone, 41, has played Dr. Amelia Shepherd on "Grey's Anatomy" since 2010. She shares three daughters — 10-year-old Eliza, 6-year-old Paloma, and 3-year-old Lucky — with her ex-husband Rob Giles. See her Instagram post ahead.