Burning house on Necker Island
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Branson island holiday home burns down

Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet is among 20 people who have escaped a fire at the Necker Island luxury home of Sir Richard Branson.

Sir Richard said he believes the fire began when lightning hit the house, in the British Virgin Islands.

He said Ms Winslet got her children out of the building before going back to help carry his 90-year-old mother to safety.

David Sillito reports.

Footage courtesy Virgin Pictures

  • 23 Aug 2011
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