Hogwarts burns down as fire hits 'Harry Potter' set

Monday March 22, 2010

Filming of the latest Harry Potter instalment has come to a halt after a blaze broke out out set.

The incident took place when a special effects explosion went wrong during a battle scene for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Although no one was injured, one of the sets used for the series' iconic Hogwarts Castle was burnt down, leaving an estimated damage cost of £100,000.

The Battle of Hogwarts scenes involve Harry – played by Daniel Radcliffe – raising an army of students to defend the school from an attack by evil wizard Voldemort.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is due to hit sceens in two parts and will be shown in 3D.

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