A fire has broken out on the set of Disney’s Snow White at Pinewood Studios in the U.K. The stage was under construction for the latest live-action adaption of the film when a tree reportedly caught ablaze leading to a huge fire breakout. Disney sources have confirmed that there is no filming currently underway at the studio, and photographs show enormous flames next to a mock thatched cottage, with thick smoke all the way to the ceiling. Outside the production facility, there are also pictures of smoke billowing around the outside of the building.
“A set made up of a lot of wood, and trees, etc was currently being built in the Richard Attenborough stage,” an unnamed source told The Sun. “Rumor is a piece of set has caught alight and spread across the rest of the set. Some crew in the studio were shaken but evacuated without injury.”
Another witness told the newspaper: “It was just mental. I didn’t see it start but I was told first a tree went up. By the time I got there the flames were massive, going right up to the ceiling. Then bits of the set started falling into flames and the thatched cottage started lighting up.”
Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue confirmed the blaze on Tuesday afternoon around 3:13 pm. Twelve appliances and crews were dispatched to the studio alongside local police and ambulance services. No casualties were reported.