Necker Island Fire Statement

22 Aug, 2011, 09:59 ET from Virgin Limited Edition

LONDON, August 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Virgin Limited Edition can confirm that in the early hours of this morning, a fire took place on Necker Island causing substantial damage to the Great House.  Whilst the cause at this stage is unknown it is thought most likely due to a lightening strike. Whilst substantial damage was caused to the building no guests or members of the Necker Island staff were hurt. Sir Richard Branson, members of his family and guests were on island at the time. They are all safe and currently being accommodated elsewhere on the island.

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