Published: Thu, July 11, 2019

Harry Potter studios blaze: local crews attend

Harry Potter studios blaze: local crews attend

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

A spokesman for Hertfordshire County Council said the set was not being used at the time and there had been no injuries. Studio Tour attraction which takes guests behind the scenes of the making of the Harry Potter series.

At 23:29 hours final evening Fireplace Management acquired a number of calls to a business constructing on fireplace on Warner Drive, Leavesden.

Leavesden is well known as the home of the Harry Potter franchise and has also housed James Bond movies, the Fast and Furious franchise and Mission Impossible movies.

"Eighteen fire engines and support vehicles are now at the scene as crews continue to tackle the fire".


A fire has broken out at Warner Bros studios in Watford - the famous filming location in which Harry Potter was filmed.

'The smoke went high into the air, and as I watched, the smoke appeared to get thicker, so much so that we could see the flashing lights of the fire engines reflecting off the thick smoke.

'It was still going strong at about 1am and when I woke up this morning it was still smouldering'. Fifteen engines were on the scene, they said.

Crews closed roads around the site and ran a hose from a nearby canal to fight the blaze. "Three jets and one aerial ladder platform are in use", a spokeswoman said. This attraction, which opened in 2012 and receives up to 6,000 visitors a day, is said to be unaffected by the blaze.

The site - which covers nearly 200 acres - was previously an aircraft factory called Leavesden Aerodrome that was central to production during World War II.

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