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Film studios functioning well despite fire

31 July 2014

Film studios functioning well despite fire

Despite a fire that destroyed a workshop building on the periphery of Auckland Film Studios in Henderson, Auckland last night, filming of an international production on the site is proceeding.

The current production is concentrated in the major purpose built sound stage which was unaffected by the fire. The other facilities have not been affected.

This production and the ones that follow can be confident it is business as usual.

The fire started around midnight in a workshop and training area on the edge of the lot, well away from the studios and offices where over 300 staff are already at work today.

The New Zealand Fire Service responded quickly and contained the blaze.

We are extremely thankful that the damage caused by the fire is limited, and service to the production on site can continue,” said Auckland Film Studios Ltd Chairman James Hill. “Our thanks go out to the fire service.”

The cause of the fire is unknown and the fire service is conducting an investigation.

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