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“Six Days Seven Nights” star Anne Heche crashed twice in a matter of minutes on Friday, starting a fire at a home in Mar Vista, California, after the second accident.
The fire reportedly engulfed the house in flames and Heche was immediately transported by ambulance to a Los Angeles hospital by ambulance, according to emergency services.
Fortunately, her ex-boyfriend Thomas Jane confirmed that the actress was reportedly in “stable” condition and that she is “expected to endure,” according to the Daily Mail.
Read on for details on how Heche survived a dramatic and fiery car accident.
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Anne Heche’s first car accident
Heche, 53, was driving a blue Mini Cooper when she first crashed into a garage of a Los Angeles apartment complex.
The first crash happened around 11 a.m., she apparently fled and drove on in the same block before slamming her car into another house, according to the Daily Mail.
Witnesses told TMZ that people tried to help the actress out of her car before she fled.
Anne Heche’s second car accident
Minutes after her first accident, Heche then crashed into a nearby house in Mar Vista and ignited a fire, according to TSTIME 11.
The fire reportedly engulfed the house and Heche was taken by ambulance to a Los Angeles hospital.
Anne Heche’s car accident caused a huge fire
The Los Angeles Fire Department shared a statement that the vehicle had a single occupant when it rammed into a two-story house built in 1952.
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Fifty-nine firefighters took 65 minutes to access, contain and completely extinguish the persistent flames in the badly damaged structure and rescue a female adult found in the vehicle and sent to LAFD Paramedics in critical condition. has been brought to an area hospital,” the statement said. said.
Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, told TSTIME News Digital that the person involved in the accidents was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
A resident was in the home at the time of the accident and was released unharmed. However, Heche suffered burns and was “conscious and breathing” when she was placed on a stretcher.
Anne Heche was transported to hospital after crash
Helicopter footage captured the fire service extinguishing the fire and loading Heche into an ambulance to be transferred for further care.
According to the video footage, Heche was wheeled out in a white sheet. Burn victims are often wrapped in a sterile drape and sometimes sterile water is applied to the drape to cool the burns.
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The video footage shows Heche abruptly sitting up as firefighters rush her to an ambulance.
According to TMZ, doctors were unable to conduct tests to determine if Heche was intoxicated while driving her vehicle due to her condition.
No other injuries have been reported and the cause of the crash is under investigation, according to TSTIME 11.
A Heche representative did not immediately respond to TSTIME News Digital’s request for comment.
According to TMZ, Heche will be intubated in a hospital.
Anne Heche’s former partners pay tribute
Despite their breakup, Heche’s ex-boyfriend Thomas Jane paid an emotional tribute to the actress.
“Although Anne and I are no longer an item, today’s tragic news was devastating to me and everyone who loves her,” Jane told media.
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“My heart goes out to Anne and her two sons. At the moment Anne is stable and is expected to get through it. My thoughts and prayers are with Anne, one of the true talents of her generation. Thank God no one else was injured .”
Heche’s other ex-partner of more than 10 years, James Tupper, also paid tribute to the injured actress.
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Tupper posted a photo of Heche and their son Atlas on Instagram Friday night, along with the caption, “Thoughts and prayers for this lovely wife, actress and mother tonight anneheche. We love you.”
Janelle Ash of TSTIME News contributed to this report.