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Warner Bros fire: Firefighters tackle blaze at Harry Potter studios in Watford

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Hannah Rogers | 11 July, 2019, 21:32

Warner Bros was not immediately available for comment but the BBC reports that the public studio tours are unaffected and taking place as usual.

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

Warner Bros. Studios is the home of all eight Harry Potter films.

Crews closed roads around the site and ran a hose from a nearby canal to fight the blaze.

Unique story: 18 fireplace crews and round 75 fireplace fighters are at present tackling a blaze at Warner Bros studios in Leavesden, after a hearth broke out final evening.

News of the blaze first reached firefighters last night, who were called out to tackle the flames in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, and are still at the scene.

About 6,000 people visit the site every day for the Harry Potter studios tour.

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.

"Three jets and one aerial ladder platform are in use".

Warner Bros described the alleged attack as an "isolated workplace incident" in a statement issued at the time.

"The set was not getting used on the time of the hearth".

'It was still going strong at about 1am and when I woke up this morning it was still smouldering'.

He added there was a "strong smell and taste of smoke in the air".

Back in January, a man was rushed to hospital after allegedly being stabbed in the throat at the Warner Bros. complex in Leavesden, which is just outside London.

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