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    Real-Life Disaster Action! Fire Erupts on Die Hard 5 Set

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    Wait, this wasn't in the script, was it? Talk about an action movie!

    In true adrenaline-pumping Hollywood fashion, a fire broke out Thursday on the Budapest set of the latest Die Hard sequel after a high-flying stunt went awry, engulfing a building in flames, E! News has confirmed.

    Alas, contrary to at least one heroism-touting report, Bruce Willis was not on hand to battle the blaze himself.

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    "There was a fire on the set of A Good Day to Die Hard in Hungary," 20th Century Fox said in a statement. "No one was injured by the flames, which occurred during a pyrotechnics stunt just after midnight CET on Thursday, and were contained a short while later. Bruce Willis, was not on set, nor were other principal cast. Principal photography on the movie began in April in Budapest, and is expected to wrap late summer."

    Production crews were reportedly shooting a scene that called for a helicopter to land near a five-story wooden structure whose lobby would be set on fire for the action sequence.

    However, stunt coordinators didn't anticipate that the helicopter's expansive blades would actually stoke the fire, causing the flames to quickly spread and raze the building.

    The fifth Die Hard flick also costars Patrick Stewart and is scheduled to hit theaters on Feb. 14, 2013.

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