Fire breaks out at Tyler Perry's studios in Atlanta

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Crews Battle 4-Alarm Fire at Tyler Perry Studios

Updated: Tuesday, 01 May 2012, 10:05 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 01 May 2012, 9:15 PM EDT
By MYFOXATLANTA STAFF/myfoxatlanta
ATLANTA - Fire crews were battling a four-alarm blaze at Tyler Perry Studios in southwest Atlanta on Tuesday night.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known, according to Atlanta Fire Department officials.
There were no reported injuries as of 9:15 p.m.
According to the studio website, the 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.
It was not immediately known which area the fire was located. Fire officials said there was partial collapse to one or two buildings.
The studios hosted a fundraiser for President Barack Obama back in March.
Police blocked off Continental Colony Parkway as firefighters worked to contain the fire.
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Perry himself was reportedly on the scene surveying the damage

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