UPDATE: The cause was determined to be accidental. The fire was started by workers using a blowtorch.
Despite all the damage from Sunday’s fire at Universal City, everyone agrees the situation could have been a lot worse.
No cause has yet been determined for the blaze that slightly injured nine firefighters and one sheriff’s deputy. It’s estimated the dollar loss could reach into the millions.
In addition to several structures (which included widely-used New York and New England backdrops), approximately 40,000 to 50,000 items in the studio’s video vault were destroyed. Fortunately, Universal stores copies at a another location.
Two locales used for CBS’ Ghost Whisperer were also ruined in the fire. It’s not believed production on the show - which resumes later this month - should be delayed due to yesterday’s event.
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