Actress Rose McGowan came close to losing her home in a blaze on Monday night (30Sep13).

Firefighters raced to the Planet Terror star's property in Los Angeles to battle the fire after MCGowan's pal Courtenay Semel alerted emergency services to the crisis.

Taking to to share the drama with her fans, MCGowan writes, "Well, my house almost burnt down tonight. Thanks courtenaysemel for calling the fire dept and saving my house."

She later returned to her home after firefighters left, and insisted she was grateful it was still standing. She added, "Back in the house. It smells like burnt metal and my eyes are burning. Grateful. Goodnight, moon."