Universal Studios Fire

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    LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- More than 100 Los Angeles-area firefighters are battling a large fire on a back lot at Universal Studios, fire authorities said.
    [​IMG]Filming may have been going on at the time the fire broke out early Sunday on the Universal Studios back lot.


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    There were also reports of an explosion in the studio's adjacent amusement park, said Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Frank Reynoso.
    The three-alarm blaze began about 4:45 a.m. PT (7:45 a.m. ET) Sunday and reportedly damaged two "prop" buildings, including a chapel, and a popular ride called the "Cyclone," Reynoso said.
    "It will be awhile before we have it under control," he said.
    Television footage showed the blaze burning through the roofs of structures at the park and large plumes of smoke.
    Firefighters were dropping water on the blaze from helicopters. [​IMG] Watch footage of copters trying to douse the huge fire ยป
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    "We don't know what the cause of this is," Reynoso said.
    Reynoso said he heard reports that filming may have been going on when the fire broke out.
     
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    *Thinks " What a good time for a Towering inferno remake, they would save a bloody fortune"
     
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    When special effects go bad ...
     
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    Better this, IF something had to happen, than film archives.
     
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    They announced that they will open the theme park today. The King Kong attraction was destroyed. The New York City backdrop was destroyed too. If it's the one used in Seinfeld it never did look like the real NYC.
     
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    Geez! I hope nobody is hurt.
     
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    It happened at 4:45 AM Cali time. Everything is closed at that time and it being a Sunday helps.

    So far only one possible injury reported on the news.
     
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    That's a relief. If it happened a few hours later, things could be a lot worse.
     
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