Actress Rashida Jones was upset to learn about a fatal fire at a refugee camp in Thailand because she met "inspiring" locals on a past visit to the facility.

Thirty-seven people died on Friday (22Mar13) when a blaze broke out at the Ban Mae Surin camp, while hundreds of makeshift huts were also destroyed.

The Social Network star had previously visited the site on a trip with the International Rescue Committee (Irc), and she was shocked to hear of the fire.

In a post on her page, she writes, "So sad to hear about refugee camp fire in Thailand - I traveled (sic) w (with) the Irc & met such inspiring ppl (people) there."