Warner Bros studio fire extinguished by fire fighters

Ben Arnold
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Warner Bros studios in Leavesden, Herts. (Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)

Update: Firefighters have now put out the blaze that broke at Warner Bros. studios in Leavesden overnight.

The fire began in one of the stages at Leavesden, Hertfordshire, late on Wednesday night.

Hertfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service said that “the set was not being used at the time of the fire” and “there are no injuries”.

A spokeswoman later said: “The fire at Warner Bros Studios is now out but several vehicles remain on site.”

Original story: 18 fire crews and around 75 fire fighters are currently tackling a blaze at Warner Bros studios in Leavesden, after a fire broke out last night.

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

Reports in the Watford Observer described people nearby being awakened to 'very strong smell of smoke'.

Fire crews are now feeding water from a nearby canal to help douse the flames.

“Eighteen fire engines and support vehicles, are currently at the scene as crews continue to tackle the fire. Three jets and one aerial ladder platform are in use,” read a statement from Hertfordshire County Council.

A previous statement read: “The fire and rescue service were called to reports of a fire at Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden in Hertfordshire at 11.29pm on Wednesday 10 July.

“Fifteen fire engines, plus support vehicles, are currently in attendance at the scene and crews are tackling a fire in one of the stages there.

“The set was not being used at the time of the fire. There are no injuries.

“The incident is ongoing.”

As well as being the studio where all eight Harry Potter movies were made, movies like Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, Mission: Impossible – Fallout and Spider-Man: Far From Home were also filmed there.

Yahoo Movies UK has contact Warner Bros for comment.