Flames Erupt On Set of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
Pyrotechnics are at the center of a fire which broke out on the set of the latest Harry Potter film installment. The popular Potter films have been shot in Watford, Hertfordshire in the UK, at Leavesden Studios, and according to the Watford Observer, it was an isolated set which was damaged.
The fire occurred last night around 9pm as they were filming a "big special effects scene" and according to WB reps, there were no "principal" cast members involved, and reports that indicated the fire was widespread are false. A statement from the rep on the fire states:
“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."
Thankfully no one was hurt, although I bet that sneaky Malfoy was behind this. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows is the last book in the series, and the film's producers managed to break the book up into two films, both maximizing revenue dollars and giving fans an extended time frame to say good-bye to the beloved characters. All in all, the Potter films have grossed $5.4 billion dollars, with a combined film budget total of close to $1 billion. That will buy a lot of Bertie Botts jellybeans.