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Fire Damages "Deathly Hallows" Set (Updated)

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Posted by: Rosi
March 21, 2010, 07:28 PM

British tabloid News of the World is reporting that a fire broke out on the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" film set on Friday evening. The newspaper cites "explosives used in action sequences"  as the cause of the blaze, with firefighters from six fire engines taking 40 minutes to put the fire out. No one was injured and the explosives reportedly were being used to film the "scenes where Hogwarts gets blown up during the battle." The paper adds that Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) were not on set at the time, but the special effects crew are "devastated."

Update: This morning, Warner Bros. issued a statement regarding the fire which says:
"It was a big special effects scene. Unfortunately, there was a small fire as a result of that. As a precaution, as we had already mobilised our own in-house fire team who had it under control, the fire brigade was called and it was put out in under an hour.
"There was no damage to Leavesden Studios at all. The actual set was due to be rebuilt anyway. The scene was where the set was being destroyed and then it was to be rebuilt for a new scene, as part of a battle for Deathly Hallows part two.
"The idea that fire ripped through Leavesden Studios is so far from the truth, it's untrue. It was a very isolated incident. It was put out very quickly and with limited damage."
Thanks janspach, Bert, Patrick and Elliot for emailing in!

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Glad no one got hurt.

Posted by Tassana Burrfoot on March 21, 2010, 09:39 PM report to moderator
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OMG!! terrible!! :( at least no one was hurt…

Posted by on March 21, 2010, 09:44 PM report to moderator
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So glad no one was hurt. And I guess when the castle end up looking trashed it will be really authentic now

Posted by Princess Leia on March 21, 2010, 09:54 PM report to moderator
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218 Points

Oh no!

I’m glad no one was hurt, but this is going to set them back.

Posted by mollywobbles23 on March 21, 2010, 09:54 PM report to moderator
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That’s horrible! I feel so bad for everyone who has worked on the set! And glad that no one got hurt.

Posted by The Half-Blood Lauma' on March 21, 2010, 10:09 PM report to moderator
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I’m very glad nobody got hurt, but does that mean the production will be delayed? I sure hope not. Although 40 minutes to put out… that’s a lot of fire!

Posted by Madam Snape on March 21, 2010, 10:24 PM report to moderator
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oh no! thank god no one was hurt but i can imagine how much its going to cost to repair and i hope it doesnt push back part 2s release date.

Posted by geminidreamatl29 on March 21, 2010, 11:17 PM report to moderator
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hope it wasn’t fiendfyre!

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Posted by hallows or horcruxes? on March 21, 2010, 11:25 PM report to moderator
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Aww!! Good thing everyone’s okay!

Posted by theREALGinnyWeasley on March 21, 2010, 11:26 PM report to moderator
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Aww!! Good thing everyone’s okay!

Posted by theREALGinnyWeasley on March 21, 2010, 11:26 PM report to moderator
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That sucks. They must’ve put so much hard work into it! And to have it blown up? That’s too bad.
Thank God no one got hurt though.

Posted by Mischief.Managed on March 22, 2010, 12:19 AM report to moderator
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oh wow that’s sucks it’s a good thing nobody got hurt hope nothing else goes wrong

Posted by NaRgLeS.WuZz.H3r3(: {Roar} on March 22, 2010, 12:38 AM report to moderator
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I am glad to hear that no one was hurt during this unfortunate incident. That said, it is tragic that this had to transpire as they approached the end of filming and I hope that the damage does not affect filming too much in any way.

Posted by Kirk on March 22, 2010, 12:54 AM report to moderator
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Well thank heavens no one was hurt. The poor special effects crew I hope there isnt too much damage.

Posted by LunaLuver on March 22, 2010, 01:04 AM report to moderator
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Glad no one was hurt! But if they were going for realistic damage then they must have gotten it on film hopefully. lol

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on March 22, 2010, 01:20 AM report to moderator
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