Blenheim Palace fire in grounds where Winston Churchill was born leaves people feared dead; Amie Gordon; Daily Mail Online


UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND – Blenheim Palace

 

  • Residents woke to find house in the grounds of tourist attraction ablaze
  • Police believe two people living at the property are still trapped inside  
  • Incident at Unesco World Heritage Site is not being treated as suspicious

Two people are still trapped in a cottage that has been destroyed by a fire in the grounds of Blenheim Palace.

Residents in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, woke on Wednesday morning to find the cottage in the grounds of one of Britain’s most popular tourist attractions ablaze.

Police believe two people living at the property are still trapped inside and now feared dead, but rescue teams are still clearing the site and have not yet gained access.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called out to reports of a house fire at 7.50am on Wednesday morning and three fire engines arrived on scene.

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