Tyler Perry was surprised that his Atlanta studio was hit with a second fire this year, erupting at the entertainment complex. However, his representative described the blaze as small and was quickly disbursed using a fire extinguisher.
“The Atlanta Fire Dept. responded within minutes and all is fine,” the filmmaker’s spokesperson said, adding that no filming was taking place when the incident occurred.
In May, part of the studio building became ablaze in a four-alarm fire, but the complex was saved after more than 100 firefighters responded.
The very large building houses a 200,000-square-foot studio, five sound stages and a 400-seat theater in which Perry produces his shows and movies out of was still left functioning.
The fact that the building was not a loss after eyewitness accounts describing how intense the fire was described as a miracle and a tribute to the firefighters that fought it.
“It was all in flames,” Dorothy Ware, who lives in a high-rise apartment next door to the studio complex.”The building started popping. Whatever the fire was hitting, was blowing up. There were plenty of sparks coming over here where we are.”
Perry reportedly showed up at the site and spoke with the fire chief, Kelvin Cochran about the incident.