Tyler Perry watched on Monday as his Atlanta film studio went up in flames for the second time in 2012. The fire occurred less than four months after the film complex caught on fire for the first time.
Officials on Monday afternoon had not revealed any details about the fire which was caught on video by local news affiliate WSB-TV. The fire was big enough to require at least two-dozen firefighters to be on the scene.
No reports of injury have been filed at this time.
Tyler Perry studios first caught on fire May 1, and that incident required the assistance of more than 100 firefighters as flames engulfed a simulated streetscape at the studios. The studio’s first fire sent flames upwards of six feet into the air.
The reason for the May fire was never discovered.
The studio, which Tyler Perry uses to produce his Lionsgate Entertainment contracted films, includes a 200,000-square-foot production site along with various sound stages and a chapel.
The location, which opened in 2008, also features a state of the art 400-seat theater where Tyler Perry and his staff preview scenes for new movies and ultimately view the final product.
Tyler Perry’s next film is the upcoming crime thriller Alex Cross, which debuts in October. In the movie, Perry plays a detective who is attempting to find the person responsible for murdering his entire family.
At this time, we do not know if filming on any movie scenes will be delayed because of the second fire.