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Tyler Perry’s Atlanta Studios Damaged by Fire

Tyler Perry's Atlanta Studios Damaged by Fire


This isn’t the sort of hot property Tyler  Perry wants on his hands.

A four-alarm fire ripped through the filmmaker’s Atlanta studio lot, the home  base for the various TV and movie projects on Perry’s increasingly packed  producing and directing résumé, the Atlanta Police Department confirmed Tuesday  to E! News.

Of course, the most important thing is whether or not anybody was on the  premises at the time.

And happily, no injuries have been reported.

Per Atlanta’s Channel 2 Action News, firefighters had managed to  extinguish the flames by 10 p.m. but continued to battle various hot spots into  the night. At least one building on the 30-acre lot had partially collapsed,  according to Atlanta Fire Rescue. Among the structures with the  200,000-square-foot Tyler Perry Studios are a 400-seat theater and numerous sets  and sound stages.

In a statement, the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department said that the cause of the  fire was being investigated, and that firefighters were assessing the structural  damage.

Perry opened the lot in October 2008. Last year, Kim Kardashian was in town for her role in The Marriage Counselor, and  Perry hosted a fundraiser for President Barack  Obama at the studio in March.

His latest film, Madea’s Witness Protection, opens June 29.

by Holly Passalaqua



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