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Harry Potter and the Castle of Fire

Hogwarts

Sorry young wizards, but school has been canceled…

Last Friday, while shooting a battle scene for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, a mock-up Hogwarts Castle made of timber, steel and plastic, caught on fire, which took out a large portion of the set. The fire took place at Leavesden Studios and firefighters from Watford put the blaze out in 40 minutes. However, the damage had been done at an estimate of 100,000 pounds. The battle scene, where Harry and an army of students try to defend Hogwarts from the evil wizard Voldemort, used pyrotechnics and explosions. No one was injured in the blaze but 100 film crew members were present. No main characters were present at the time.

Source: Cinematical

Category: Nerd Culture

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