Tyler Perry

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This isn't the sort of hot property Tyler Perry wants on his hands.

A four-alarm fire ripped through the filmmaker's Atlanta studio lot, the home base for the various TV and movie projects on Perry's increasingly packed producing and directing résumé, the Atlanta Police Department confirmed Tuesday to E! News.

Of course, the most important thing is whether or not anybody was on the premises at the time.

And happily, no one was injured. Perry's rep told E! News the actor and everyone at the studio "are grateful that there were no injures, and that 99 percent of the damage is limited to the backlot facade." Perry also expressed his "heartfelt thanks to the Atlanta fire department for their professionalism in their quick response and limiting the damage."

Per Atlanta's Channel 2 Action News, firefighters had managed to extinguish the flames by 10 p.m. but continued to battle various hot spots into the night. At least one building on the 30-acre lot had partially collapsed, according to Atlanta Fire Rescue. Among the structures with the 200,000-square-foot Tyler Perry Studios are a 400-seat theater and numerous sets and sound stages.

In a statement, the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department said that the cause of the fire was being investigated, and that firefighters were assessing the structural damage.

Perry opened the lot in October 2008. Last year, Kim Kardashian was in town for her role in The Marriage Counselor, and Perry hosted a fundraiser for President Barack Obama at the studio in March.

His latest film, Madea's Witness Protection, opens June 29.

—Additional reporting by Holly Passalaqua

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