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‘Star Wars’ Set Evacuated Due to Fire Alarm

‘Star Wars’ Set Evacuated Due to Fire Alarm


The set of Star Wars was evacuated on Saturday due to a fire alarm.

The highly-anticipated blockbuster, Star Wars: Episode VII, is being filmed at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England, but the shoot was disrupted over the weekend when a TV chef working on a neighboring set triggered smoke detectors.

Editors at Britain’s Sunday Mirror report the cook, Tom Kitchin, triggered the alert as he was working on a dish for a TV show, causing chaos for the cast and crew on the nearby Star Wars set.

A source tells the newspaper, “It was complete bedlam as the fire alarms in the studio went off but we didn’t realize they would automatically set off the alarm system throughout the entire building where other people were filming too. The whole Pinewood complex was shut down until security had isolated the cause of the problem. Everyone had to go outside and wait until we got clearance to continue filming. Star Wars is in one of the other studios at the moment so they must have wondered what was happening.”

The movie, starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, is due to finish filming at the end of the year ahead of a planned 2015 release.

Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. She updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002!


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