Tyler Perry’s Studio Hit by Massive Fire

May 2, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Tyler Perry’s Atlanta studio was hit by a massive fire Tuesday night, CNN reports. Officials didn’t know yet what started the blaze, which caused one building to partially collapse.

No one was injured in the fire, the story says.

The 60-acre complex includes five sound stages, a five-acre pond, a theater, a chapel, an art department, wardrobe, hair and makeup facilities, and a post-production facility, among other structures, the story says.

The fire was extinguished within an hour, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Perry spoke with the fire chief but didn’t talk with reporters, while employees were told they weren’t to speak to reporters, the piece notes. The studio is known for tight security and strict confidentiality agreements.

Aside from his films, including “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” and “Why Did I Get Married?,” Perry has created successful television shows including "Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” and “Meet the Browns."

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