Fire Damages "Deathly Hallows" Set (Updated)
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."
"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."
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Thank GOD!!! NO ONE WAS HURT!!!! WISH ALL OF U SOME MORE GOOD LUCK FOR SHOOTING……:)
TAKE CARE ALL OF U!!
oh no! :((( im so glad nobody was hurt but think of all the work that is ruined! if anyone has ever seen the behind the scenes. (which, i mean, who hasnt?) then you too know how much care and thought go into EVERYTHING—even things not seen directly on camera. this sucks. does anybody know if this will delay the film enough to change any dates? again, so glad everyone is okay! :)
Oh no! I’m glad there are no victims. I hope they’ll be careful from this moment!
The school does get large chunks of it blown apart by spells, and of course that has to be acheived with pyrotechnics for a film.
I’m very glad no one was hurt, but wonder how long this will take to fix, they are on quite a tight schedule, but this will obviously be for the second film it should not affect the release date of the first one…hopefully!
Oh, gosh! Thank goodness no one was hurt. That’s the most important thing.
Of course the crew was upset! I’m sure they will be able to fix everything and get back to filming soon. Such a talented bunch! I wish them all the best.
Oh my gosh! I hope this doesn’t delay the movie… I wonder if they’re tried the Reparo spell to repair it? Hmm…
Oh my god that’s sooooo awful! I hope they can fix it!! I’m glad no one was hurt!
Oh no, I hope no one was hurt, I am glad that Dan, Rupert and Emma didn’t get hurt, but I would be devastated if anyone got hurt.
That would have sucked if Emma Watson,Dan or Rupert got hurt! or even the people on the set!! Good thing no one got hurt!!!
I’m sure it is a sickening feeling for the set designers & crew that put so much work into those sets. Hopefully it won’t set things back to much for them all. A blessing no one was injured.
Well no one was hurt but damaging the set is bad.
Glad everyone’s safe. But that should take a lot of money and time to repair everything depending on the amount of damage. Good luck to everyone. :)
I’m just glad no one was hurt! At least it shouldn’t delay DH2 if it was minor.
Oh no…that’s awful! Hope everything goes okay…
I’m really glad no one got hurt, PHEW. It sounds as if it was actually a rather large fire, and they are trying to reassure everyone that it was tiny and all was fine etc.
I just really hope the set wasn’t damaged too much, that could be trouble. :(