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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Fire causes devastating damage to Manchester's Wythenshawe Hall

Firefighters investigating cause of blaze that badly damaged roof and clock tower of historic 16th-century Tudor mansion

A fire has torn through a Tudor mansion in Manchester, causing “devastating” damage.

At its peak more than 50 firefighters using 10 appliances and an aerial platform battled the blaze at Wythenshawe Hall. The flames badly damaged the 16th-century building’s clock tower and its roof after fire broke out in the early hours on Tuesday, Greater Manchester fire and rescue service said.

The blaze was later brought under control and the area manager, Warren Pickstone, said firefighters were investigating the cause with Greater Manchester police. 

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