Blaze at Cape Town Film Studios destroys TV series ship

2016-05-05 15:58

Cape Town  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 00:40 and extinguished it at 03:15, said Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Theo Layne.

"The crew stayed at the scene until 08:00 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. 

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