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Large Fire Devours Movie Sets At Universal Studios


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I saw it yesterday and then caught it this morning on the Early Show, it really showed the damage, it said that the NYC streets were gone..........you really hate to see that.

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Universal Studios fire sparked by blow torch

Studio work crew was using tool to apply asphalt shingles to roof of facade

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - A fire that burned through a large swath of the Universal Studios Hollywood back lot during the weekend was accidentally sparked by workers using heating tools on a film set, fire officials said on Monday.

A preliminary investigation has found that the fire that erupted about 4:30 a.m. Sunday was accidental, said Capt. Mike Brown on Monday.

Los Angeles County Fire Chief P. Michael Freemen also noted that an investigation revealed the fire was touched off by three members of a studio work crew who had been using a blow torch to apply asphalt shingles to the roof of a building facade.

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