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#1 Erik Brul

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 11:45 AM

Hi all,
Just learned that at LA a Fire at Universal Studios has taken place.
Sofar it seems that only the Ghost Whisper Show is affected, hope for you all that will be the only show / film affected..

Good luck all...

Erik

nb one of the live newsfeed :

http://media.myfoxla.com/live/2/
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#2 RonBaldwin

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 12:25 PM

what a bummer -- I live very close (basically guarunteeing that I'll never do a long-term show there) so I've had copters hovering like moths and fire trucks racing by since the wee-hours. So far I hear only one injury, hopefully that's still true -- sets can be rebuilt but it's still very sad to see the backlot go up in smoke.

here's a pic from my backyard:
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and one from my roof (the smoke will slow down for a few minutes then huge billows will continue so it's still pretty big):
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#3 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 01:10 PM

Wow that bites, I just went out and could see the smoke from my Driveway and it's still very dark and lot's of it, so it doesn't look like they have it under control yet.
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#4 Brian Dzyak

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 01:48 PM

what a bummer -- I live very close (basically guarunteeing that I'll never do a long-term show there) so I've had copters hovering like moths and fire trucks racing by since the wee-hours. So far I hear only one injury, hopefully that's still true -- sets can be rebuilt but it's still very sad to see the backlot go up in smoke.

here's a pic from my backyard:
Attached File  IMG_7925.jpg   42.17KB   45 downloads

and one from my roof (the smoke will slow down for a few minutes then huge billows will continue so it's still pretty big):
Attached File  IMG_7904.jpg   26.48KB   90 downloads

rb


I'm trying to view your pix, but get a message saying that I'm not allowed to. :unsure:
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#5 RonBaldwin

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 02:08 PM

I can't believe it's still going -- 5 min ago:
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ps -- Brian, what rig do you have? It'll only download for pro owners
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#6 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 03:06 PM

ps -- Brian, what rig do you have? It'll only download for pro owners



And apparently XCS Ultimate Owners
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#7 Brian Dzyak

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 03:10 PM

I can't believe it's still going -- 5 min ago:
Attached File  IMG_7931.jpg   185.42KB   36 downloads

ps -- Brian, what rig do you have? It'll only download for pro owners



Seriously?

ProVid. I feel discriminated against. I thought Lincoln did away with that kind of bs. :blink:
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#8 RonBaldwin

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 03:28 PM

I can't believe it's still going -- 5 min ago:
Attached File  IMG_7931.jpg   185.42KB   36 downloads

ps -- Brian, what rig do you have? It'll only download for pro owners



Seriously?

ProVid. I feel discriminated against. I thought Lincoln did away with that kind of bs. :blink:



Well, some XCS sled owners and a MK-V owner has been able to view them as well so I guess my pro virus isn't working...unless those guys use Lisagav? Hmmm?

I just saw a news clip with the Universal president and the press kept spinning it into a bomb thing. Maybe Al-Qaeda didn't like Ghost Whisperer? Almost equally stupid was how the money-grubbing bozo ceo mentioned at least 3 times that the park will still be open for business. So far only injuries, no fatalities. Let's hope all the firefighters stay safe.

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#9 Erwin Landau

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 12:27 AM

So a blow torch caused the fire... New York street is gone... bummer that was the first Backlot I ever visited back in 1993... and worked may times since. I read that they will rebuild a new version of New York Street, a lot of history gone...

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#10 Erwin Landau

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 12:28 AM

Here a map of the destroyed Buildings... wow!

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#11 Mark Calver

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 12:33 AM

Do you guys think this will affect Cine Gear?
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#12 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 10:18 AM

Do you guys think this will affect Cine Gear?



Nope.

Cinegear is held in the east backlot with European Street and Sparticus square
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