More than 100 firefighters, 13 engines and 12 trucks responded to a four-alarm fire at Tyler Perry’s studio complex in Atlanta on Tuesday night, the source of which has yet to be determined.
An emergency call was placed at 8:41 p.m. when the first alarm was sounded, and a fire rescue team arrived minutes later. Upon their entrance, the second and third alarms went off, with multiple buildings involved in the blaze. At the sound of the fourth alarm, reinforcement teams were dispatched from three other counties, and the fire was brought under control approximately an hour after the first crew had arrived. Fire officials said there was partial collapse to the front area of one building.
Perry and his staff were on site while the fire was extinguished, and left the premises around 11 p.m.
The multi-million dollar premises, located in Southwest Atlanta, cover 60 acres and include five sound stages, a 5-acre pond, a theater, chapel, commissary, a gymnasium, art department, and post-production facility.
No one has spoken to the public on what caused the fire. Everything is still under investigation.