Tyler Perry's studios in Atlanta catch fire for 2nd time
Tyler Perry's studios in Atlanta caught fire on Monday for the second time in almost four months, while there were no reports of injuries or damage.
The cause of the latest blaze, which was knocked down later in the day, is under investigation. An Atlanta Fire Department spokeswoman told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that it was confined to a roof of a building whose roof had been undergoing repairs.
The 3-story structure is not the same one that caught fire in May. That building's exterior was heavily damaged, while its interior sustained water damage, the newspaper reported. The Tyler Perry Studios complex has a 200,000-square-foot studio, five sound stages and a 400-seat theater. Perry hosted a fundraiser for President Barack Obama on the property in mid-March.
Perry has not commented about the latest fire. The director and actor is known for his comedy series "Meet The Browns" and his "Madea" franchise, which features Perry in drag as the title character. His other works include the TV series "House of Payne" and the films "For Colored Girls" and "Why Did I Get Married Too?"