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Harry Potter's Hogwart's set destroyed by fire



Tbd-harrypotter032310 Spoiler alert for the five people who haven't read the Harry Potter books yet: The set for the series' Hogwart's school was partially destroyed by fire while shooting a major scene for the final movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the Coventry Telegraph reports. Well yeah, that's how the book ends, right? No, wait, that wasn't supposed to happen in real life.

The paper says six fire engines were called to Leavesden Film Studios near Watford in England on Friday to put out the blaze: "We were shooting the scenes where Hogwarts gets blown up during the battle. But fire managed to catch hold of the set and it went up in flames," a source told the Telegraph. " It was completely out of control at one point."

A fire department spokesman confirmed that "a mocked-up castle made of timber, steel and plastic ... somehow caught alight" from pyrotechnics. Not one of the 100 or so crew members on set were hurt as firefighters took 40 minutes to control the conflagration. That means Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are safe, and Warner Bros. insists the fire won't delay production. Sorry if we told you how the students of Hogwart's fight Voldemort at the end and blow up the whole place, though.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:24am]


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