The “devastating” fire on Palmer Mountain did some major damage to the Brown family home, Bear Brown revealed on Instagram. In an update shared Tuesday, August 25, the Alaskan Bush People star revealed his family had “lost a lot” to the flames. However, he wanted to assure fans that he and his relatives will be just fine — but they can still offer help to everyone else affected by the disaster.

“I would like to wish everybody well that has lost from the fire! My family and I have lost a lot, but we are not the only ones! Many people have lost [their] homes and [their] livelihood! Please, everyone reach out to those in need with helping hands!” Bear, 33, wrote. “My family doesn’t need any help, but a lot of other families [affected] by the fire do! It’s tragic how many homes have been lost! But to those who have lost, my heart goes out to you all! Stay strong! It’s always darkest before the dawn, and God bless you all!!!”

The Discovery Channel personality first revealed his family home was hit by the fire on August 19. Despite that, he assured fans that the Browns “won’t give up” on their mountain home no matter how much damage there is. On August 23, other family members, including Noah Brown and Rain Brown, revealed that the whole Alaskan Bush People crew had gotten out safely, but the fire was still burning. They thanked the first responders for doing what they could to fight the flames and sent love to everyone else affected.

In the meantime, Bear said he’s staying at a hotel in Oroville, Washington, and it’s likely that his family is staying there, too. He’s also got some other loved ones that are sending support with everything going on. “It’s always nice to have friends! Ones that really care about you! Especially in tough times,” he wrote in an August 22 post.

Though it’ll take a lot of work, fans have no doubt the Browns will get North Star Ranch back up and running when the time comes. During season 18 of the show, they watched the family turn the undeveloped rural property into their home, and the mountain was soon thriving.

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