Fire Breaks Out At Warner Bros’ Leavesden Studios In UK

Lawrence Kim
July 11, 2019

In an update on Twitter, Hertfordshire Police said: "Police are closing Bridge Road in Leavesden at the junction of Watford Road, known locally as Hunton Bridge to assist Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue as firefighters run a hose from the canal to tackle a fire at Warner Bros". United Kingdom film studios where the James Bond and Harry Potter franchises have been filmed.

Fire and rescue crews were called to the film studios in Hertfordshire, just outside London, late last night United Kingdom time.

He said an aerial ladder was being used as well as 12 sets of breathing apparatus. Studios in Leavesden in Hertfordshire at 11.29pm on Wednesday 10 July. No injuries have been reported, and the fire is said to have started on a sound stage not now in use.

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

The site - which covers nearly 200 acres - was previously an aircraft factory called Leavesden Aerodrome that was central to production during World War II.

The studio began life as an aircraft factory during the second world war but was converted in 1994 at the behest of producers on Bond movie GoldenEye.

Other films shot at the studios include Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Inception, Paddington, The Dark Knight and Bohemian Rhapsody. It is now home to the popular Harry Potter studio tour, which is unaffected by the fire.

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

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

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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