Gyllenhaals Escape Hotel Fire
The historic lodge was popular with celebrities
The actor and his actress sister Maggie Gyllenhaal had to flee Manka's Inverness Lodge in the San Francisco Bay area on Wednesday, Dec. 27, reports People.
Apparently a tree had fallen and hit the water heater in the back of the building, after which the two-story wooden inn to catch fire around 2:30 a.m.
"It was during a very high windstorm and a tree came down," says Inverness Fire Dept. spokesperson Kaaren Gann. "The cause of the actual fire has not been determined at this point, but it totally destroyed the lodge."
Although eight people were believed to have been upstairs when the fire first broke out, everyone escaped unscathed. Jake Gyllenhaal also lent a hand to salvage as much as possible, pulling things out of the fire.
Jake Gyllenhaal, 26, was nominated for his supporting role in "Brokeback Mountain." His credits include "October Sky," "Donnie Darko," "The Good Girl," "Moonlight Mile," "Jarhead" and the upcoming "Zodiac."
Maggie Gyllenhaal, 29, appeared opposite her brother in "Donnie Darko," but really made a name for herself as the titular submissive in 2002's "Secretary" opposite James Spader. Her other credits include "Adaptation," "Mona Lisa Smile," "Casa de los Babys" and "Happy Endings." 2006 has been a busy year for her. She released six films: "The Great New Wonderful," "Trust the Man," "Monster House," "World Trade Center," "Sherrybaby" and "Stranger Than Fiction."
She also had her first child, Ramona, with actor Peter Sarsgaard in October.