Firefighters tackle blaze at Warner Bros studios

Firefighters tackle blaze at Warner Bros studios

A fire has broken out at Warner Bros studios – famously associated with the Harry Potter and James Bond movies.

Firefighters were called to reports of a blaze in one of the stages at Leavesden, Hertfordshire, late on Wednesday night.

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.”

Police closed a road as firefighters ran a hose from the canal to tackle the fire.

“Eighteen fire engines and support vehicles are currently at the scene as crews continue to tackle the fire. Three jets and one aerial ladder platform are in use,” a spokeswoman said.

All the Harry Potter movies were filmed at the studios, which are used to shoot movies, TV shows, music videos and adverts.

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

The behind-the-scenes, Making Of Harry Potter studio tour takes place adjacent to the site and is open as usual.

Leavesden, once a production base for thousands of aircraft to help the Second World War effort, opened its doors as a film studio in 1994.

Warner Bros bought the site in 2010.

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

- Press Association

More on this topic

In these times of climate change, choose plants to weather all conditionsIn these times of climate change, choose plants to weather all conditions

Darina Allen is in Spain - and she's sharing her favourite local recipesDarina Allen is in Spain - and she's sharing her favourite local recipes

Inspector Montalbano author dies aged 93Inspector Montalbano author dies aged 93

The best bedtime audiobooks for children and teensThe best bedtime audiobooks for children and teens

More in this Section

Iggy Azalea requests collaboration with Peppa Pig in tweet exchangeIggy Azalea requests collaboration with Peppa Pig in tweet exchange

Jennifer Lopez gives pole dancing lesson in first Hustlers trailerJennifer Lopez gives pole dancing lesson in first Hustlers trailer

Sacha Baron Cohen thanks Cheney and Palin after Emmy nodsSacha Baron Cohen thanks Cheney and Palin after Emmy nods

Grab your bows, Jojo Siwa has announced her first Irish showGrab your bows, Jojo Siwa has announced her first Irish show


Lifestyle

Close to Lisbon but far less crowded, this pleasant town is the ideal base for rest and relaxation, says Liz Ryan.Cascais: The dreamy Portuguese seaside town you really need to know

Here are some ideas if you’re finding shows limited in terms of representation.5 shows that will offer your child a more diverse view of the world

Mix up your usual Friday night fish supper with this Japanese inspired number.How to make salmon teriyaki

Limestone, a river and Theodore Roosevelt. Luke Rix-Standing peels through the layers of one of nature’s mightiest sites.As the Grand Canyon turns 100 – a brief history of the world’s most famous rock formation

More From The Irish Examiner