Clandon Park House fire: Mansion left a ‘shell’

ClandonParkShellAn 18th Century stately home has been left a “shell” after a devastating fire, the National Trust has said.

The blaze at Grade I listed Clandon Park House, near Guildford, led to widespread damage.

Roger Childs, from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, said it began in the basement at 16:00 BST on Wednesday and spread quickly to the roof.

The fire was out by midday on Thursday but crews remained at the scene damping down. The blaze is being investigated.

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