Fire destroys multimillionaire's island retreat in Poole

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Fire has torn through a Berkshire multimillionaire's wooden home on a Dorset island.

A team of 45 firefighters were scrambled to the privately-owned 45-acre Green Island in Poole Harbour, Dorset.

The island was bought by millionaire Edward Iliffe in 2005 for £2.5m.

Two years ago he won planning permission to build a luxury six-bedroom log cabin which was purpose-built in Canada from cedar logs and shipped over.

Video courtesy of the RNLI.

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