Huge eruption breaks out in Warner Bros. UK studios where Harry Potter and James Bond blockbusters were filmed
- Fire Night broke out at Warner Bros. Studios in Hertfordshire at 11.30 p.m.
- Emergency services are still fighting for the fire this morning
- Fire believes it started in an empty phase and nobody was hurt
A huge outburst broke out in the Warner Bros. film studio & # 39; s. UK last night, where the James Bond and Harry Potter franchises were filmed.
About 75 firefighters flew to the site in Leavesden, Hertfordshire around 23:30 yesterday evening and are still present.
More than 15 fire engines are in the studios and it is clear that the flames started in one of the phases.
No one was injured during the incident and the set was not used when the fire broke out.
Firefighters are pictured on the scene in Warner Bros. Studios in Hertfordshire after an eruption at a stage broke out last night
Emergency services rushed to the studios around 11:30 pm last night, with locals reporting smoke from the location, pictured
A Hertfordshire County Council spokesperson said: “The fire brigade and rescue service were summoned at 11.29 pm on Wednesday, July 10 to report a fire in Warner Bros. Studios at Leavesden in Hertfordshire.
& # 39; Fifteen fire engines & supporting vehicles are currently present and the crew is tackling a fire in one of the phases there.
& # 39; The set was not used at the time of the fire. There are no injuries.
& # 39; The incident is ongoing. & # 39;
All eight Harry Potter films and other films, including James Bond, Fast and Furious and the Mission Impossible franchises, have been filmed in the studios.
Mark Hancock, who lives nearby, said: “My house is only about 200 meters from the fence and we have a clear line of sight over gardens, so we could see it from one of our windows.
The studio shown is a former aircraft factory from the Second World War and was owned by Warner Bros. in 2010. purchased and refurbished to an ultra-modern film location
Tours still seem to be taking place at the nearby Harry Potter attraction with customers saying on social media that their visits can continue
& # 39; The smoke went high into the air and as I watched, the smoke seemed to get thicker, so much so that we could see the flashing lights of the fire truck as a reflection of the thick smoke.
& # 39; It was still going well at around 1 am & # 39; at night and when I woke up this morning, it was still smoldering. & # 39;
The location – which covers almost 200 hectares – was previously an aircraft factory called Leavesden Aerodrome that was central during production during the Second World War.
It was converted for film use in 1994 for Pierce Brosnan & # 39; s first Bond film GoldenEye and has since been a popular site for producers.
Local residents in Hertfordshire said the area smokes strongly today as firefighters continued to fight
Other films recorded in the studios include Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Inception, Paddington, The Dark Knight and Bohemian Rhapsody.
The site is also near the Warner Bros. attraction. Studio Tour, which takes guests behind the scenes of the making of the Harry Potter series.
Today, guests have been told that guided tours are still going ahead and becoming normal.
A Warner Bros spokesperson would not comment on the fire except to confirm that it was still going on. He said the public studio trips were unaffected and just kept going.
People who lived in the & Abbots Langley and Leavesden regions said they were woken up by a & # 39; very strong & # 39; smoke odor.
A few photos taken during the night show a huge plume of smoke above the studios.
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