Harry Potter set fire: ‘Hogwarts Castle’ burns

By | March 23, 2010

hogwartsYou could call it Harry Potter And The Studio Of Fire.

Film crew were forced to flee after a blaze destroyed a set on the latest movie about the boy wizard.

The drama happened when a special-effects explosion appears to have gone wrong during filming for a battle which marks the final scenes of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows.

A set for Hogwarts Castle – the school of wizardry where Harry and his friends learn magic – was burned down, despite the efforts of six fire crews. The damage is estimated at £100,000.

The ‘Battle of Hogwarts’ scenes involve Harry – played by Daniel Radcliffe – raising an army of students to defend the school from an attack by evil wizard Voldemort.

None of the cast was on set when the accident happened on Friday night at Leavesden film studios, near Watford in Hertfordshire. However, around 100 film crew were present.

Watford fire brigade commander Tony Smith said: ‘There is a big battle scene involving a lot of pyrotechnics and explosions. There is a mocked-up castle made of timber, steel and plastic – somehow it caught alight.’

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows is the final instalment of the Harry Potter film franchise. It will be in two parts and screened in 3D.

via Fire on Harry Potter set as ‘Hogwarts Castle’ burns | Mail Online.

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