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In pictures: Clandon Park House fire

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Image caption A fire at Grade I listed Clandon Park House, near Guildford, Surrey, has led to widespread damage to the house that was home to a prized collection of 18th Century furniture, porcelain and textiles.
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Image caption As the fire raged, some items of value were rescued from the property.
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Image caption At one point, about 80 firefighters tackled the blaze, which spread quickly having begun at about 16:00 BST on Wednesday.
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Image caption Fire-damaged timbers can be seen through the broken windows of the property.
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Image caption National Trust conservators have been at work. Here, they unroll an 18th Century painting of Richard Onslow, Speaker of the House of Commons, which was cut from its frame by the fire brigade in order to remove it from the flames engulfing the house.
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Image caption Other items that have been saved include this fragment of an antique book.
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Image caption Pieces of antique furniture that survived have also been removed to a nearby location.
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Image caption Dame Helen Ghosh, director general of the National Trust, said the stately home was essentially "a shell" after most of the roof, lintel, ceiling and floors collapsed.

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