Who Set Fire To Tyler Perry’s Atlanta Studios?
Tyler Perry may have numerous detractors when it comes to the movies he puts out, but here’s hoping no one’s crazy enough to actually set fire to the man’s sprawling studio complex.
The blaze began shortly before 9 p.m. last night and burned through the building’s exterior surface. The studio complex, where the popular Madea films and other movies are made, sits on 60 acres of land and includes five soundstages, a backlot and Perry’s offices. One building partially collapsed in the fire but according to reports, the studios are still functioning.
“It was all in flames,” Dorothy Ware, who lives in a high-rise apartment next door to the studio complex, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The building started popping. Whatever the fire was hitting, was blowing up. There were plenty of sparks coming over here where we are.”
Perry was at the complex last night and spoke to Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran (more than 100 firefighters responded to the blaze) but no official statement has been released nor a cause for the fire.