Fire Breaks Out At Warner Bros’ Leavesden Studios In UK

Carla Harmon
July 11, 2019

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at one of the stages at Warner Bros studios.

A spokesman said: "Eighteen fire engines and support vehicles, are now at the scene as crews continue to tackle the fire".

A total of 18 fire crews, including two from Welwyn Garden City, have put out the blaze at the studios where all eight Harry Potter films were made.

A 75-strong force and more than 15 fire engines are now fighting the inferno, which reportedly sparked at around 11:30pm last night in one of the stages.

Mark Hancock, who lives near the studios, told CNN: "We first heard it about 12:15 or so this morning when a number of fire engines went past my house".

Hertfordshire County Council's Fire and Rescue Service said that "the set was not being used at the time of the fire" and "there are no injuries". Harry Potter fans can visit the studio as part of an official tour.

Firefighters are pictured at the scene at Warner Bros. Warner Bros. said the tours were not affected and were going ahead as normal.

Crews were called to the film studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, at 23:29 BST on Wednesday.

People living in the Abbots Langley and Leavesden area said they were woken up by a "very strong" smell of smoke during the night.

A fire has broken out at Warner Bros studios, the famous filming location in which Harry Potter was filmed.

More than a dozen fire engines are tackling a blaze at Warner Brothers studios.

The incident began late on Wednesday evening, with nearby residents seeing smoke rising from the lot.

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