Alright… who was smoking near the Backdraft exhibit? The world-famous Universal Studios backlot was ravaged by an intense fire yesterday, and firefighters were not able to bring it under control until some 12 hours later. Numerous sets and sound stages were damaged, including the courthouse square and clock tower from Back to the Future, the War of the Worlds plane crash scene, and the King Kong exhibit.
They are calling it “one of the longest-running commercial fires in Los Angeles County history”, and although the cause is still unknown, the reason for the duration of the fire is being blamed on water pressure problems. Fortunately no one was hurt, but this is still pretty insane. I can’t believe I was just there last month, and now some of these artifacts from movie history are gone for good!