The home of model, actor, and adult performer Matthew Camp has been destroyed in a horrific fire set by a suspected arsonist.
His Poughkeepsie home, which he reportedly purchased in October, was set ablaze around 5 a.m. last Thursday.
Camp was inside the home at the time of the attack, as was his roommate Six Carter.
The two were able to safely escape the burning structure uninjured.
Camp, 36, took to social media on Monday to share details of the “apparent hate crime” along with an image of the inferno that engulfed his home.
“January 14, 2021. An arsonist poured gasoline on the front porch of my home and set it on fire in an apparent hate crime. I was asleep inside. I am alive to face this person one day but everything I have ever owned is gone. Share this story because queer people are still under attack all over the world. Our voices will not be silenced.
“Right now I’m just living day to day trying to piece together what’s left. If you are able to help there’s a link in my bio. Thank you for the love and support and continued fight to keep our queer families safe.”
His Instagram bio links to a GoFundMe page set up yesterday, which states: “In the early morning of January 14, 2021, Matthew Camp’s home shared with his friend Six Carter was targeted in an apparent hate crime where an unknown person poured gasoline on the front porch creating an explosion that woke Matthew up giving him moments to get himself and roommate out in safety. The entire home eventually burned for 3+ hours leaving no personal possessions salvageable inside. Camera footage caught the attack (see below) and the perpetrator is being sought for attempted murder by the authorities.”
The page also includes a YouTube clip of the suspect caught on CCTV, carrying two containers of gasoline onto the porch of the home shortly after 5 a.m.
The suspect is then seen splashing the gasoline on the porch, lighting it, and running away from the burning porch.
According to the Poughkeepsie Journal, police say the fire was deliberately set and they are investigating.