Alaskan Bush People star Bear Brown revealed his family “suffered a devastating loss,” telling fans a fire “swept through our mountain, our home” in a heartbreaking message on Wednesday, August 19.  

The TV personality took to Instagram with photos of the blaze in Washington State, showing orange clouds of smoke rising up into the sky. “The [loss] seems to be great! It’s still burning! I’ll keep everyone posted! God Bless!” the 33-year-old added in his caption.  

Bear’s followers sent well-wishes and many added prayer emojis with their emotional messages. “I am so sorry Bear and family. I hope you’re all safe and you can rebuild. It seems that’s what you do best,” one social media user wrote.

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The brood, known for their show on the Discovery Channel, used to live in a remote area of Alaska. They relocated to California for the duration of mom Ami Brown’s cancer treatment, but later moved to Washington State as viewers saw during season 8 in 2018. Ami, 56, is now in remission.

“We fell in love with the whole area,” patriarch Billy Brown said about their new home during an interview with People in February 2019, revealing they previously considered moving there. “This is what we always wanted but just couldn’t have up north,” he added. 

More recently, Bear shared an update about his family’s show and the upcoming episodes in a video message. “There’s been a lot that’s happened this season, to be honest,” he said. “There’s new members joining the wolfpack, there’s drama there’s suspense, there’s action, you guys definitely want to check it out.”

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“I would say it’s been fun filming … part of it’s been fun, some of it’s been a little hard personally,” the father of one added. “You’re going to see me in a way you’ve never seen me before.” 

In early August, the reality star opened up about his son, River, and revealed he “couldn’t be more excited” to finally meet his bundle of joy in an exclusive statement to In Touch.

“With the [coronavirus] that’s been going around, [I] haven’t felt like it would have been safe to visit River,” Bear shared. “But now they seem to have [enough tests] to see if you’re infected, so I won’t have to worry about infecting River or my parents when I return home!”

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Bear’s former fiancée, Raiven Adams, said he has always been welcome to see River in her own statement. “I’ve even offered to bring our son to him,” she exclusively told In Touch. “He hasn’t told me he is coming, but, if he is, I’m happy for my son.”

Fans are keeping the Brown family in their thoughts after hearing about the devastating fire.

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