Disney’s Snow White Set Reportedly Catches Fire During Shoot

A fire has broken out on the set of Disney’s live-action Snow White.

The stage at Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom was under construction when a tree caught fire on Tuesday 15th March, resulting in a blaze on set. The local fire & rescue service arrived at the scene at 3:13 pm.

Although the dramatic scenes were caught on camera, it looks as though filming had yet to begin. “No filming was underway,” a source told Variety. The fire is believed to have happened at the Richard Attenborough stage in Pinewood Studios, with a video of the dramatic blaze appearing on Twitter.

“It was just mental,” an eyewitness told The Sun. “I didn’t see it start but I was told first a tree went up. By the time I got there the flames were massive, going right up to the ceiling. Then bits of the set started falling into flames and the thatched cottage started lighting up.”

As you can see, the flames quickly engulf the tree before spreading to a nearby thatched cottage which would have been used in the film. It’s currently unknown what caused the fire, but no casualties were reported as a result, and no actors were on the set at the time.

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service confirmed: “At the height of the incident, 12 appliances and crews were in attendance.”

“Thames Valley Police and South Central Ambulance Service also attended to support the multi-agency response to the incident,” they confirmed. “The incident response was scaled back at around 7 pm.”

According to the Fire & Rescue Service, a fire crew remained at the scene overnight to monitor for hotspots. It’s currently unknown how this will affect production.

Disney’s Snow White has been in the works for some time and will star West Side Story actress Rachel Zegler as the iconic Disney princess. The Evil Queen will be played by none other than Wonder Woman star, Gal Gadot. The Amazing Spider-Man’s Marc Webb is directing the Snow White live-action remake.

Songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will write new music for the film, while some classic songs from the original animated movie, such as “Heigh-Ho”, “Someday My Prince Will Come”, and “Whistle While You Work” will remain.

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