On the set of the harrowing Netflix series Bridgerton, passions aren’t the only thing ignited.
A stately home that served as the backdrop for the popular drama also caught fire on Wednesday.
The Wrotham Park estate in Hertfordshire, better known to viewers of the show as Aubrey Hall, had an outbuilding which was completely destroyed by the flames. It took ten fire crews to extinguish the fire.
The structure was used to film scenes for the second season of the historical drama set in the Regency era.
At 3:35 p.m., eight fire engines were dispatched to the historic South Mimms estate because flames and smoke were billowing dangerously close to the main structure.
The Wrotham Park estate has a fire in an outbuilding and eight fire engines are responding to the scene, according to a Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue spokesperson.
The addiction is still on fire, but it has been extinguished.
As a-story barn used when the stables caught fire, helicopter footage showed raging flames leaping upwards and billowing smoke that could be seen for miles around.
According to Simon Tuhill, Deputy Fire Chief, “We now have 8 pumps and around 40 firefighters on hand at a fire on the Wrotham Park estate near Potters Bar.”
Attending are colleagues from the London Fire Brigade.
It’s unclear what impact this will have on the immensely popular period drama’s third season, which is currently in production.
According to Nielsen Media Research, the show spent three weeks at the top of the ratings.
It’s the best series on Netflix. On the streaming service, it is accessible in 92 countries.
The house’s expansive grounds and verdant English gardens serve as the setting for the stories of gossip, mystery and love in the Shondaland series.
Using outdoor locations was advantageous when the current outbreak necessitated location filming due to Covid limitations.
For Admiral John Byng, British MP and former naval commander, English architect Isaac Ware created the neo-Palladian palace in 1754.
The area has experienced fires before.
Part of Wrotham burned down in 1883, although nothing of significance was lost, and the interiors were rebuilt using a more contemporary Victorian method of construction.
Wortham Park, which has been used as the setting for more than 60 films, is renowned for its vast pavilion which overlooks the gardens.
Gosford Park, The Crown, Bridget Jones’s Diary and Downton Abbey have all used the house as a setting.
High-profile events have also taken place here, such as the 1995 reception for Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, and Marie-Chantal Miller, and the nuptials of Cheryl and Ashley Cole in 2006.