• Tuesday, December 05, 2023


Fire breaks out at Warner Bros. studios in California, no injuries reported

Pictures surfaced online showed flames rising from the studio owned by Warner Bros Discovery.

Warner Bros. lot (Image source: Twitter)

By: Mohnish Singh

On Friday, a transformer at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank exploded, Deadline reported. A cloud of smoke erupted from an electrical fire and covered the Burbank lot. Fortunately, the fire was immediately put out by the firefighters.

Pictures surfaced online showed flames rising from the studio owned by Warner Bros Discovery.

According to Battalion Chief Dave Burke of the Burbank Fire Department, the transformer fire has been put out. The first report was received at 1:38 PT, and the fire was extinguished in 30 minutes. There were no recorded injuries or building damage.

Deadline was informed by sources that there was no power and that there were pictures of dark smoke coming from the parking lot.

Despite the fact that most employees are already off due to summer Fridays, a WBD representative told Deadline that they are sending everyone home out of an abundance of caution.

The representative stated that an investigation has been opened, however, it is believed that a transmitter blowing set the fire in motion. No one was hurt, and the incident was contained to one of the lot’s far ends, unfortunately not far from its own fire station.

An email sent to all staff said, “There was a fire contained to one building on the main lot this afternoon. The fire is out and there are no reports of injuries. Teams are evaluating impacts on the buildings. Power to the lot has been shut down and is expected to be down for the next couple of hours. If you are still at work, please go home.”

The announcement comes as Southern California is preparing for its first significant heat wave of the season. This weekend, Burbank is predicted to reach 90 degrees, while the valleys surrounding Los Angeles may reach triple digits.

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