Huge Blaze At The Studios Where Harry Potter And James Bond Were Filmed

The firefighters finally managed to control the fire after 12 hours. The sets are preserved and no one was hurt.

Located in Leavesden, in the south-east of England, Studio Tour London attracts around 6,000 tourists every day who come to discover the place where the Harry Potter, Mission: Impossible, Fast and Furious, Star Wars and James Bond sagas were shot.

On Wednesday evening, around 11:30 p.m., residents of the tourist site noticed smoke rising from the complex, CNN reportsTwelve hours later, the site was still on fire, despite the rapid intervention of 18 fire engines to extinguish the fire.

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However, the day's visits seem to have been maintained on site, suggesting that the permanent display of the sets was fortunately preserved from the flames. The fire actually started in a recording studio and did not spread. The Guardian reminds us that in 2010, a blaze had already damaged some of the sets of Harry Potter films.

The cause of this new fire has not yet been identified. Was it Neville Londubat failing an "Icendio" spell? Is this another bad joke from the Weasley twins?

By Lucille Bion, published on 12/07/2019

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