Published: Thu, July 11, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Firefighters tackle huge blaze at Warner Bros studios near Hemel Hempstead

Firefighters tackle huge blaze at Warner Bros studios near Hemel Hempstead

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The fire is said to be impacting one stage, which was not in use at the time. Police have closed a local road to allow firefighters to run a hose from a local canal, and additional fire trucks were called in Thursday morning to join the 15 already battling the blaze.

Fifteen fire engines were at the Leavesden studios in Hertfordshire where the fire started late on Wednesday night, the local council said.

A spokeswoman later said: "The fire at Warner Bros Studios is now out but several vehicles remain on site".

Firefighters have put out a blaze at the Warner Bros. studio near London, where all eight Harry Potter movies were filmed, after tackling the fire for over twelve hours.

Warner Bros bought the site in 2010.

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Other films made at the studio's include Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Sweeney Todd and The Dark Knight.

"The smoke went high into the air, and 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 said. Studios in Leavesden, England on Thursday (11Jul19).

"It was still going strong at about 1 a.m".

Residents told the Watford Observer they woke up to a "very strong smell of smoke" in the night.

It's not year clear how the fire first erupted but reports have confirmed public studio tours are "unaffected" and will be continuing as usual.

"Eighteen fireplace engines and help automobiles, are at present on the scene as crews proceed to sort out the hearth".

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