Shortly after 9 p.m. last night, a four-alarm fire broke out at Tyler Perry's Studios in Atlanta. Fortunately, the blaze was contained to one building on the 60-acre complex.
According to the Associated Press, more than 100 firefighters came to the scene and it took a little under an hour to contain the fire. Tyler Perry was reportedly at the studio last night, but as of now, there are no reports of injuries.
Tyler Perry's Studios is a 200,000-square-foot studio with five sound stages and a 400-seat theater. Films like I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Why Did I Get Married Too? and Madea Goes to Jail were all filmed at the studio.
Tyler Perry hasn't commented but, reportedly, the structure to Tyler Perry Studios is still intact.
A rep for Tyler Perry has issued the following statement about last night's fire at Tyler Perry Studios:
"Atlanta firefighters responded immediately to a fire which damaged the backlot façade of one of the buildings at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. We are grateful that there were no injuries, and that 99 percent of the damage is limited to the backlot facade. Mr. Perry wishes to express his heartfelt thanks to the Atlanta fire department for their professionalism in their quick response and limiting the damage."
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(Photo: AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)
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