Fire damages Tyler Perry studio complex in Atlanta


A four alarm fire damaged the large studio complex in southwest Atlanta on 5/2. It took over 100 firefighters and 20 trucks over an hour to put out the blaze that started around 8:40 p.m. There were no reports of injuries. Fire trucks circled what appeared to be the Ruby Dee-Ossie Davis studio, the Cicely Tyson studio and the Sidney Poitier studio, reports Fox 5 Atlanta.

The 200,000 sq. ft. facility includes five sound stages, a post-production facility, a back lot, a 400-seat theater, a private screening room and designated areas for entertaining and hosting events. It was moved to its current location in 2008.

When SKYFOX 5 flew over the studios, two buildings appeared to be damaged by the fire. Fire officials said there was partial collapse to the front area of one building. It is unknown if the fire would affect any productions.

Perry was on the scene surveying the damage Tuesday night and returned to the scene of the fire on Wednesday. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.