Fire Erupts at Tyler Perry's Studio for the Second Time This Year

House of Payne star's studio is up in smoke...again

By Alyssa Toomey Aug 27, 2012 11:35 PMTags
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Things are heating up, and not in a good way, for Tyler Perry.

Fire erupted at the 42-year-old filmmaker's southwest Atlanta studio Monday—the second blaze in the last four months, E! News confirms.

The building was undergoing roof repairs before the fire broke out at the 200,000 square-foot complex. The blaze was reported just before 11 a.m. and was confined to the roof of the studio.

According to the Atlanta Fire department, there is no structural damage to the building and no injuries have been reported. The cause of the small blaze is still under investigation. Calls to Perry's rep have not yet been returned.

"It was a small fire that was put out with fire extinguishers," a source tells E! "The fire department responded to the scene immediately and [there were] no injuries." This is the second fire at Tyler Perry Studios in recent months. In May, a far more serious four-alarm blaze ripped through the studio lot, collapsing one building and causing significant damage to the backlot façade.  

The cause of the first fire was undetermined. Perry opened the lot in October 2008.

—Reporting by Holly Passalaqua