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Blaze tears through Cape Town Film Studios

A scene from the TV series Black Sails

A scene from the TV series Black Sails

A fire at the Cape Town Film Studios early on Thursday morning destroyed a ship which formed part of the TV series Black Sails.

Firefighters responded to the blaze at 12.40am and extinguished it at 3.15am, said fire and rescue services spokesman Theo Layne.

“The crew stayed at the scene until 8am as there was still a lot of smoke in the area,” he said.

The studio’s CEO, Nico Bekker, said it was difficult to put a monetary value on the destroyed ship, which could be seen from the N2 near Faure.

The fire was extinguished before anything else caught alight.

According to the show’s producer, they were still able to shoot, despite the damage.

In February, a fire raged in the reeds between the N2 and Baden Powell Drive, but was luckily contained before it could spread to the studios.

Layne said the cause of Thursday’s blaze was being investigated.

News24

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