Tyler Perry Studios Damaged in Fire

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A four-alarm fire ripped through Tyler Perry's Atlanta studio lot, the home base for his various TV and movie projects, the Atlanta Police Department said Tuesday.

Thankfully, no injuries have been reported in the blaze.

Per Atlanta's Channel 2 Action News, firefighters managed to extinguish the flames by around 10 p.m. but continued to battle various hot spots into the night.

At least one building on Perry's 30-acre lot had partially collapsed.

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According to reports, among the structures within the 200,000-square-foot Tyler Perry Studios are a 400-seat theater and numerous sets and sound stages.

There's no word yet on the full extent of the damage or what may have caused the blaze. The Madea's Witness Protection director opened the lot in 2008.

In 2011, Kim Kardashian was in town for her role in The Marriage Counselor, and Perry hosted a March fundraiser for President Barack Obama at the studio.

Perry has also been in the news lately for his comments on the Trayvon Martin case and racial profiling, saying he personally has been profiled due to race.


Glad it was his studio and not his house. Hopefully everything will be covered by his insurance.


He is such a wonderful person I hope all things will be OK for him and rebuilt sooner than later. MAY GOD GIVE HIM THE STRENGTH TO GO THROUGH THIS REALLY TOUGH TIME NOW AND FOR ALL TIME AS I AM SURE HE WILL!!!


Am so so sori 2 hear such bad news hope evrything will b covered and thing get back 2 normal, he's such a gud role model of mine


I am sorry to hear about this. He is trying to do something good. I hope that his insurance is able to cover costs and that he keeps it moving.


Oh! So sad.