Firefighters tackle blaze at Warner Bros UK studio

Warner Bros UK studios fire: Blaze where Harry Potter and James Bond were filmed

The studio, which is where the Harry Potter movies were made, is also the home of the Harry Potter studio tour.

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

All eight of the Harry Potter films were filmed at Leavesden, along with other movies including some in the James Bond, Fast and Furious and Mission Impossible franchises. He said the public studio tours were unaffected and taking place as usual. The company did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment.

A spokeswoman later stated: "The hearth at Warner Bros Studios is now out however a number of automobiles stay on web site".

Firefighters are tackling a blaze which broke out late on Wednesday night at Warner Bros' studios outside London.

A police spokesman said: "Local routes will be affected but Hertfordshire County Council's highways team will be dealing with closures and any diversions".


"The smoke went high into the air, and as I watched, the smoke appeared to get thicker, so much so that we could see the flashing lights of the fire engines reflecting off the thick smoke", he said.

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

Crrews were called to the blaze at the 80-hectare Leavesden complex just before 11.30pm last night.

Firefighters are pictured at the scene at Warner Bros.

Reports in the Watford Observer described people nearby being awakened to "very strong smell of smoke". "The men are known to each other".

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