Numerous firefighters rushed to save a Herts stately home after a fire broke out within its grounds yesterday afternoon (July 27). The fire resulted in ten fire crews and eight fire vehicles being called to Wrotham Park in South Mimms at 3.34pm and remained on scene during the evening.
The stately home has been used as a filming location in a number of TV shows and films, including the hit period drama Bridgerton on Netflix. It’s not thought that a huge amount of damage has been caused to the home itself.
A single storey brick building – used as stables – was found well alight and required to be attended to by more ten HFRS fire crews. Nearby properties, including the stately home at Wrotham Park were protected from the fire and there were no casualties.
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Damping down began at 7.15pm and continual spot checks were carried out. Multiple appliances were in attendance from Potters Bar, Borehamwood, St Albans, Cheshunt, Watford, Hertford, Welwyn Garden City, Hoddesdon and Garston.
Equipment used included six sets of breathing apparatus, three jets and one hose reel. The incident ended at 1.04am the following morning.
Wrotham Park is a large stately home situated close to the village of South Mimms and near to the London border. It was first built in the 1700s before being destroyed in a fire in the 1800s. It was subsequently rebuilt. Photos seen by HertsLive showed huge plumes of smoke engulfing the grounds, with the fire very close to the stately home itself.
Keith Harland, Group Commander, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Crews from both Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and the London Fire Brigade worked very hard to successfully contain the fire and prevent it from spreading to the main building, which was our main concern. Thanks to the great teamwork of the many crews involved, the fire was extinguished and there were no casualties.”
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