Crews tackle large fire at National Trust house

An 18th century stately home near Guildford in Surrey has been gutted by a huge fire. Clandon Park was home to a large collection of china, antiques and paintings. Many were salvaged by firefighters and are being examined by experts from the National Trust.

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Fire crews from across the south help tackle stately home blaze

“This afternoon at 4.09pm we were called to a fire at Clandon Park, West Clandon, Surrey, a stately home owned and managed by the National Trust. On arrival, firefighters were faced with a significant fire throughout the building which is believed to have started in the basement and quickly spread to the roof. Everyone was evacuated from the building and there are no reports of injuries. Firefighters from Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire are now tackling the blaze as well as seeking to save artefacts from the property as part of a multi-agency response including the National Trust and police. In total, sixteen fire engines, including two aerial ladder platforms, a number of water carriers and specialist appliances have been at the scene. The operation is expected to continue throughout the evening, with fire investigation officers on scene looking to establish the cause.”

– Surrey Fire and Rescue spokesman

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