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Harry Hotter: Iconic movie studios go up in flames

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Julia Gonzales | 11 July, 2019, 23:44

A 75-strong force and more than 15 fire engines are now fighting the inferno, which reportedly sparked at around 11:30pm last night in one of the stages.

Studios Leavesden that broke out Wednesday night. Crews rushed to the site overnight and continued to battle the fire into Thursday afternoon, before it was finally extinguished after 2 p.m. local time (9 a.m. ET).

The set was not being used at the time and there were no injuries, it added.

"Fifteen fire engines, plus support vehicles, are now in attendance at the scene and crews are tackling a fire in one of the stages there".

Fire crews are still at the Warner Bros studios in Hertfordshire after a blaze broke out the night of July 10.

Major films, including the Harry Potter series, James Bond franchise and the Mission Impossible movies, have used the studio in south-east England.

The famous Watford studios, which hosts the popular Warner Bros.

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A spokeswoman for Warner Bros Studios said earlier that the studios and tours were open.

The Leavesden-based studios have also been involved in the production of The Dark Knight, Inception, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Jason Bourne.

No further information was immediately available from the studios on Thursday.

"It was still going strong at about 1am and when I woke up this morning it was still smouldering".

He said he could smell and taste the smoke in the air when he went outside.

There are still a lot of smoke in the area according to reports.

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