A fire broke out on Tuesday morning in a 1,500sqm facility of the Korda film studio in Etyek, 30 kilometres west of Budapest. No injuries have been reported, according to the disaster management directorate of Fejér County.
Production manager Daniel Kresmery told MTI that a film was being shot in the facility in question and the scenery must have caught fire. There was no work going on in the building when the fire broke out at 8.30am. Scenery, accessories and paints caught fire, a disaster management spokesman said in a statement. At the time the fire broke out, there were 30-40 people in the facility. All of them managed to escape unharmed.
The fire was put out in the early afternoon. Due to concentrated efforts, the fire was localised and, thanks to continuous cooling from outside, the roof of the building did not collapse, the spokesman said.
Firefighters were still tackling the fire from outside the building as it was too dangerous to enter due to falling objects.
Mid Atlantic Films’ Robin Hood was being shot in the studio. The studio contains six sound stages, one of them among the biggest in the world. Current productions include Robin Hood and the Blade Runner 2049.
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