Tyler Perry Studios Suffers Four Alarm Fire in Backlot Facade
News reports that the fire is contained at this time at the Tyler Perry Studios in SW Atlanta. Read below for the details on what happened:
Fox News in Atlanta reported:
Investigators were trying Wednesday to find the cause of a fire that ripped through a simulated streetscape at Tyler Perry’s Atlanta studios, sending flames soaring into the night sky.
There were no reports of injuries from the blaze that began shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday and burned through the exterior facade of a large building, Atlanta Fire Capt. Jolyon Bundrige said.
“It was all in flames,” Dorothy Ware, who lives in a high-rise apartment next door to the studio complex, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Flames shot as high as nearby trees, which are about as high as a six-story building, Ware said.
“The building started popping,” Ware said. “Whatever the fire was hitting, was blowing up. There were plenty of sparks coming over here where we are.”
More than 100 firefighters responded to the four-alarm blaze.
The fire never reached inside the building because of its concrete masonry construction behind the facade. However, there was some water damage inside, Bundrige told The Associated Press Wednesday morning.