Firefighters tackle blaze at Warner Bros UK studio

Brenda Watkins
July 11, 2019

The studio, which occupies a sprawling complex in Leavesden, offers popular tours of the sets and sound stages used in the Harry Potter films.

18 crews are tackling a blaze at one of the stages at Warner Bros studios after a fire broke out late last night (Wednesday).

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At 23:29 hours final evening Fireplace Management acquired a number of calls to a business constructing on fireplace on Warner Drive, Leavesden.

A Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman confirmed 15 crews were still at the scene earlier this afternoon.

Studios Leavesden that broke out Wednesday night.

James Bond movies, as well as Fast And Furious and Mission: Impossible titles were also filmed there.

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Public studio tours are reportedly unaffected and taking place as usual.

No injuries have been reported, and the fire is said to have started on a sound stage not now in use.

Mark Hancock, who lives nearby, said: "My house is only about 200m away from the perimeter fence and we have a clear line of sight over gardens so we managed to see it out one of our windows".

"It was still going strong at about 1am and when I woke up this morning it was still smouldering".

The studio was converted from an aircraft factory by the producers of the "Golden Eye" Bond film in 1994.

The Leavesden-based studios have also been involved in the production of The Dark Kight, Inception, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Jason Bourne. Fifteen engines were on the scene, they said.

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