Clandon Park House hit by major fire

ClandonParkA major blaze has broken out at an 18th Century stately home in Surrey.

Some 60 firefighters are tackling the fire at Clandon Park House, a mansion just outside Guildford run by the National Trust.

The fire is believed to have started in the basement just after 16:00 BST, before spreading to the roof.

A National Trust spokesman said the building had been evacuated and everyone who was in the house was safe. He added: “We are devastated.”

Eyewitnesses reported seeing thick black smoke pouring from the building.

At least one wing of the Grade I listed building appears to have been gutted and the roof has caved in…

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