Photo issued by Virgin Limited Edition of Sir Richard Branson"s luxury home, on Necker Island
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Fire blazes through Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island home

Twenty people have escaped unhurt from a fire that broke out at Sir Richard Branson's luxury home in the Caribbean.

British actress Kate Winslet was among those staying on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands when a tropical storm broke out and lightning hit the house, said Sir Richard.

The Virgin Group boss, who was staying at a nearby property, said the fire had "completely destroyed" the building.

Footage courtesy Virgin Pictures.

  • 22 Aug 2011