Fire crews rushed to Warner Brothers Studios in Leavesden late last night after a fire broke out in one of the staging areas.
Eighteen fire engines and over 80 fire fighters were sent to tackle the blaze at 11.29pm (July 10) – the incident is still ongoing.
Hertfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service confirm there are no injuries.
Local resident Mark Hancock posted a photo on Twitter of the fire.
— Mark Hancock (@The_M_Hancock) July 11, 2019
As the scale of the fire became apparent, fire crews from all over the county were sent to the studios.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the flames. Three jets were in use and an aerial ladder and a raised platform were used to bring the fire under control.
Plumes of smoke rose into the air above the studio and, at first light, the smell of burning material filled the air.
The studio complex has been used to film all eight Harry Potter films, as well as James Bond blockbusters.
Locals said the studio where the fire broke out had only been built around two years ago.
Roads close to the scene of the fire were cordoned off by the police as firefighters tackled the blaze.
It’s not known if the studio was being used for filming at the time.
UPDATE 10.40am: Police are closing Bridge Road in Leavesden at the junction of Watford Road (known locally as Hunton Bridge) to assist as firefighters run a hose from the canal to tackle the fire.
UPDATE: 3.30pm: MyLocalNews reporter Tim Green went to the scene and has this exclusive report below.