18th century mansion devastated by blaze
An investigation is under way to determine the cause of a huge blaze which devastated an 18th century stately home.
At least one wing of the Grade I listed building has been gutted and the roof was caved in.
The fire is believed to have started in the basement of the National Trust property before spreading to the roof.
Around 80 firefighters battled through the night to bring the flames under control at the estate near Guildford in Surrey.
Many of the irreplaceable items were damaged or destroyed, with a salvage operation underway to try and save as much as possible.
Staff and volunteers were safely evacuated when the blaze broke out just after 4pm yesterday.
Clandon House was built in the 1720s and contains a large collection of 18th century furniture, porcelain and textiles.