Fire destroys props storage at MediaPro Studios

By Iulia Blaga

    One fireman was slightly hurt in the attempt to extinguish the fire started Tuesday evening at MediaPro Studios (www.mediaprostudios.com) in Buftea, near Bucharest.

    The cause of the fire (extinguished after two hours) is not yet known, and the police were still investigating yesterday, Roxana Murgu, PR Manager at MediaPro Pictures, told FNE. The fire affected 1,000 square meters and destroyed the props storage area almost completely.

    Sets were not damaged.

    Two years ago, a cigarette caused a fire that destroyed 30 hectares of land around the studios, and burned decors and costumes.

    MediaPro Studios are part of MediaPro Entertainment, acquired by Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME, www.cetv-net.com) in July 2009. On July 11, Claude Lelouch finished shooting Ces amours-là at MediaPro Pictures.