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Dave Jacomb from Wiltshire Fire and Rescue describes the challenge firefighters faced
Ten fire crews have been dealing with a blaze at Luckington Manor in Wiltshire.
A fire has broken out at Luckington Manor in Wiltshire.
10 fire engines from Malmesbury, Chippenham, Tetbury, Corsham, Westleigh in Swindon, Cricklade, Melksham, Calne, Dursley and Bradford on Avon are currently at the Grade II listed building.
Eyewitnesses say the roof of the building has collapsed, but there are no reports of any injuries.
Police have closed all roads around the manor, which is owned by the family of a sheikh who died last year.
Luckington Manor is a three storey building, measuring approximately 100m by 30m.
Wiltshire Fire & Rescue say the fire has so far caused severe damage to the first floor and about 30% of the property.
Latest ITV News reports
A blaze that destroyed part of Luckington Manor on Friday was most likely caused by sunlight reflecting off a mirror
A fire has severely damaged Luckington Manor in Wiltshire. It started in a bedroom yesterday and spread through a wing of the house.