Fire closes National Trust site Lyme Park

Lyme Park
Image caption Lyme Park was used for the filming of BBC One series Pride and Prejudice

A fire on moorland at Lyme Park has led to the closure of the National Trust property.

About 40 firefighters and six fire engines attended the blaze covering about 10 acres of moorland.

The mansion house at Lyme Park dates from the 16th Century. The grounds were used in filming of the 1995 BBC One adaptation of Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth.

Cheshire Fire Service said there was no immediate threat to the house.

The park and house on the edge of the Peak District have been closed to the public.

The Peak District National Park Authority recently warned that dry weather had dried out the moors making them especially vulnerable to fires.

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