Four-Alarm Fire: Partial Collapse of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta

October 5, 2015

(MyFoxAtlanta) Fire crews were battling a four-alarm blaze at Tyler Perry Studios in southwest Atlanta on Tuesday night. Twenty units and 96 firefighters were on the scene to contain the blaze, fire officials said.

According to the studio website, the sprawling 200,000 square feet facility features 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.

Fire officials said there was partial collapse to the front area of one building. It was unknown if the fire would affect any productions. Fire trucks circled what appeared to be the Ruby Dee-Ossie Davis studio, the Cicely Tyson studio and the Sidney Poitier studio.