Car on Fire in Lion Enclosure

By Michael Mander

A family car carrying a woman and two children sets alight in the middle of the lion enclosure at Longleat.


Rangers rescued the passengers from the car just before it burst into flames and, according to a spokesperson for Longleat, “The lions were cleared from the enclosure and the safari park was closed”.

No one was hurt.

(George Lear explained his ‘made my day’ Tweet, saying: “When I say it made my day, I mean it made my day a bit more exciting.”)