A fire broke out at Tyler Perry’s Atlanta film studio around 9 pm EST Tuesday night — and now the 4 alarm blaze appears to be under control, reports the Atlanta Fire Department.
Over 100 firefighters, 13 engines and 12 trucks responded to the fire at the filmmaker’s studio complex, and no injuries were reported, said Capt. Jolyon Bundrige.
“As far as I know, [Perry] is OK — there was a report that he was on the scene, but I didn’t see him,” Bundrige told The Times.
It is unknown what caused the fire, and firefighters on the scene were continuing to investigate the source Tuesday evening, Bundrige said.
Perry’s Hollywood connection has been principally with Lionsgate Entertainment, with whom the filmmaker has had a long-standing relationship. The filmmaker’s next movie, “Madea’s Witness Protection” — in which he will reprise his role as a sassy, plus-size grandmother — will be released by Lionsgate on June 29. Perry is currently in post-production on “The Marriage Counselor,” which is set to hit theaters next January. TBS also ordered 35 additional episodes of Perry’s sitcom “For Better or Worse” in February.
Lionsgate had no comment Tuesday night on how the fire may affect production.
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