Actress Rose McGowan has accepted the blame for the blaze that almost gutted her Los Angeles home, insisting her lack of kitchen savvy led to the 30 September (13) drama.

Firefighters were called to the Planet Terror star's property after MCGowan's pal Courtenay Semel reported the fire.

MCGowan returned to her home on Monday night and took to to update fans and followers about the aftermath of the blaze, writing, "Back in the house. It smells like burnt metal and my eyes are burning. Grateful."

Spotted leaving the Chateau Marmont with Semel on Wednesday (02Oct13), MCGowan told a cameraman she was "trying to be healthy and cook eggs".