The News of the World are reporting that a ‘huge’ fire at Leavesden Film Studios near Watford where they are currently filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II has burnt down. They go on to say that none of the main cast which includes Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint or Emma Watson were on set at the time. 6 fire engines were called to the studios who took 40 minutes to regain control of the blaze.
According to the Paper: A source tells the publication, “We were shooting the scenes where Hogwarts gets blown up in battle. But fire managed to catch hold of the set and it went up in flames. It was completely out of control at one point.”
The first part of the final movie is scheduled to be released in cinemas 19th November. No news yet but with this set back, this release date could be pushed back somewhat.
Head over to The News of the World article for more information.
Update: 19:08 GMT – I’ve just been contacted by a source on the set. Although no official statement has been released, they state the fire isn’t as big as is being reported which doesn’t surprise me at all since the story originated from The News of the World.
More info as I get it.