Careless Smoking Caused Tyler Perry’s Studio To Catch Fire for Second Time


Somebody is about two seconds from getting a pink slip. Monday, we shared the alarming news that for the second time this year, Tyler Perry’s Atlanta studio had caught fire. In short, the fire broke out on the roof of a building undergoing repairs, taking firefighters about an hour to get the fire under control. Fortunately, for all involved, the structural integrity of the building was not compromised and no one was reportedly harmed. So what caused the fire? The Associated Press reports,


Investigators have determined that a fire at filmmaker Tyler Perry’s Atlanta studios was caused by careless smoking. Capt. Marian McDaniel is with the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department. McDaniel said Tuesday that no criminal charges were pending.

As of Tuesday afternoon, there had been no official word from Tyler Perry’s camp. [Associated Press]