Sunday, 21 July, 2019

Firefighters tackle blaze at Warner Bros UK studio

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at the Warner Bros. studio near London where all eight Harry Potter movies were filmed Firefighters are tackling a blaze at the Warner Bros. studio near London where all eight Harry Potter movies were filmed
Adrian Cunningham | 11 July, 2019, 23:44

A spokeswoman for Warner Bros Studios said that the studios and tours were open.

Firefighters are on the scene tackling the blaze at the studio that was home to Harry Potter, James Bond and more.

A spokesman for Hertfordshire County Council said the set was not being used at the time and there had been no injuries. The blaze was eventually extinguished just before 3pm local time.

A previous statement read: "The fire and rescue service were called to reports of a fire at Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden in Hertfordshire at 11.29pm on Wednesday 10 July".

Studios Leavesden that broke out Wednesday night.

"Eighteen fire engines and support vehicles are now at the scene as crews continue to tackle the fire".

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Warner Bros was not immediately available for comment but the BBC reports that the public studio tours are unaffected and taking place as usual.

Major films, including the Harry Potter series, James Bond franchise and the Mission Impossible movies, have used the studio in south-east England.

Warner Bros bought the site in 2010. The first Star Wars prequel, The Phantom Menace, was also filmed at Leavesden.

"As I watched the smoke appeared to get thicker, so much so that we could see the flashing lights of the fire engines reflecting off the thick smoke", he added.

Studies within the Watford Observer described individuals close by being woke up to "very robust odor of smoke". Fifteen engines were on the scene, they said.