According to the Associated Press, a massive blaze ignited around 5:15am [PST] this morning at the Universal Studios New York sound stage in Los Angeles, CA, and has spread from there. The flames have already burned one building to the ground and “as many as three blocks of movie facades were destroyed. No one is reported to have been injured in the blaze.
From the article:
…Though the fire was contained, it was still raging, [Los Angeles County fire Inspector Daryl] Jacobs said.
“The facades are constructed of heavy timber and they tend to burn quite freely,” he said.
The blaze broke out just before dawn on a sound stage, fire Capt. Frank Reynoso said. A thick column of smoke rose thousands of feet into the air as firefighting helicopters swept in to drop water.
More than 100 firefighters were working to ensure the flames didn’t spread to nearby brush, Reynoso said.
Filming might have been going on at the time the fire broke out and there was at least one explosion, Reynoso said.
That’s a hell of thing to wake up to on a Sunday morning. I could barely walk my dog at 5am, let alone deal with any bullsh*t like that. We’ll keep you updated as new information comes in.