This morning our Coleshill researcher Bill Ashby visited the site and spoke to the fire crew and National Trust site management.
Luckily the fire was held back and did not spread into the end house. By entering the Commandants Offices and making a hole in the ceiling of the Typists room the Fire service were able to pour water on the fire without causing any other damage. This meant the fire was kept to the section we know as the “Accommodation Block”.
The cause of the fire is still being examined.