Extensive harm attributable to a fire at Wrotham Park property which stars in Netflix-hit Bridgerton has been pictured with photographs displaying gutted outbuildings after the blaze on Wednesday afternoon.
It took 10 fire crews and eight fire engines to realize management over the fire at the property, which options because the Bridgerton household’s nation home Aubrey Hall throughout the hit Netflix collection’.
A U-shaped part of stone outbuildings adjoined to the principle property have been utterly destroyed in the fire with photos revealing virtually all of the roofing gone.
Firefighters from Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue have been referred to as to the scene close to Potters Bar at 3.35pm on Wednesday (July 28), at which level the smoke might be seen from miles away.
Simon Tuhill, assistant chief fire officer mentioned it took eight pumps and round 40 firefighters to carry the property blaze beneath management and added that the London Fire Brigade was additionally helping.
By at this time the fire was extinguished and the size of the harm has change into clear.
Pictures present few inside partitions remaining, with roofing timber both collapsed inwards onto the ground or having burnt away fully.
The beforehand gray stone has been burned and charred and all home windows in the affected buildings have been destroyed.
Any objects or inside ornament throughout the buildings are additionally believed to have been lost.
The Regency-era collection, which was first launched in December 2020, is at the moment filming its third collection, however it’s understood that the fire is not going to affect the subsequent season.
It is the streaming web site’s prime collection and could be seen in 92 international locations.
A U-shaped part of buildings adjoined to the principle property have been utterly destroyed in the fire with virtually all of the roofing gone
The outbuildings are linked to the Grade II listed mansion the place scenes in the Netflix hit present have been filmed
The Regency-era collection, which was first launched in December 2020, is at the moment filming its third collection and it’s unclear whether or not the fire can have impacted Netflix’s plans
Wrotham Park Estate, higher recognized to Bridgerton followers as Aubrey Hall, the backdrop of intrigue and romance in the collection
Huge flames erupted inside an outbuilding in shut proximity to the historic web site in Hertfordshire, used for filming in season two
The lush gardens of the Wrotham Park Estate make an ideal backdrop for the interval drama, and have carried out the identical for earlier reveals corresponding to The Crown and Downton Abbey
The picturesque historic constructing fits the Regency-era drama completely and its huge outside settings got here in useful when the modern pandemic made outside filming a necessity
Firefighters spent the complete night time placing out the fire, ensuring it didn’t unfold to the principle home or surrounding woodland and fortunately, no person was harm in the blaze.
Firefighter Keith Harland mentioned: ‘Crews from each Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and the London Fire Brigade labored very exhausting to efficiently comprise the fire and forestall it from spreading to the principle constructing, which was our predominant concern.
‘Thanks to the nice teamwork of the various crews concerned, the fire was extinguished and there have been no casualties.’
The collection was first launched on December 25, 2020 and was an virtually immediate hit with audiences. The second season obtained comparable success
Wrotham additionally partially burnt down in 1883, however nothing of notice was destroyed and the interiors have been restored utilizing a extra fashionable Victorian constructing method
Bridgerton heart-throb Regé-Jean Page who performed the position of Duke of Hastings in the hit collection – pictured throughout filming in Bath
Bridgerton has been praised for its numerous cast and delicate strategy to vital points, whereas nonetheless bringing loads of drama and intrigue
The Shondaland collection makes use of the home’s sweeping lawns and plush English gardens because the backdrop to gossip, intrigue and love.
The outside settings got here in useful when the modern pandemic made outside filming a necessity as a consequence of Covid restrictions.
The neo-Palladian mansion was designed and constructed by English architect Isaac Ware in 1754 for Admiral John Byng – an MP who served as a captain in the navy.
This is not the primary time that fire struck the property.
Wrotham partially burnt down in 1883, however nothing of notice was destroyed and the interiors have been restored utilizing a extra fashionable Victorian constructing method.
Wortham Park – which has been used as a filming location greater than 60 instances – is recognizable due to its grand deck overlooking the gardens.
The home has additionally been the backdrop for the movies Bridget Jones’s Diary, Gosford Park, The Crown and Downton Abbey.
It’s additionally held very high-profile celebrations, together with the marriage reception of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece to Marie-Chantal Miller in 1995 in addition to the 2006 wedding ceremony to Cheryl and Ashley Cole.
The fire at the Grade II pay attention mansion is believed to have began unintentionally on Wednesday however crews stayed at the scene till yesterday morning as a precaution.
The blaze got here amid the driest July in England since 1911, following record-breaking temperatures of greater than 40C (104F) early final week.
Forecasters final night time predicted the dry situations will proceed throughout a lot of England into the weekend. Experts have warned some rivers are reaching important lows and several other reservoirs throughout the nation are working extraordinarily low.
The National Drought Group, convened by the Environment Agency, met earlier this week to debate the prospect of declaring a drought if situations don’t enhance. Such a transfer may result in hosepipe bans.
The interval between January and June this year was the driest in England since 1976. Dr Mark McCarthy, of the National Climate Information Centre, mentioned: ‘Climate change is already making UK heatwaves extra frequent, intense and long-lasting.’
MailOnline has contacted Netflix for remark.