10 People Injured at Universal Studios Fire*
As of shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday, no knockdown of the massive fire at Universal Studios had been announced. "We expect containment in about a half hour," explained Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Ron Haralson. "We are concentrating on one sructure, the film vault."
Haralson said 10 people were injured, nine of them that are firefighters with a "wide range" of injuries. The other person injured was a Los Angeles County Sheriff.
Earlier, Universal Studios' website said the theme park is open as well as CityWalk. The backlot tram tour attraction is closed today, but will be "operating again tomorrow." However, a recent update states that the fire department has requested the the theme park and CityWalk stay closed. "We regret the unavoidable inconvenience to our guests," the studio said.
In 1990, an arson fire broke out in the same area of Universal Studios that was set by a security guard. Sunday's fire broke out early in the morning around 4:30 a.m.
Previously on LAist
-- MTV Movie Awards: Despite Fire, Show Must Go On
-- Photo Essay: Universal Studios Backlot Fire
-- UPDATE: Universal Backlot & Buildings Continue to Burn
-- Universal Backlot Fire Destroys Buildings and Facades (with images of the facades pre-fire)
* Denotes Updated Post | Photo by Mike Meadows/AP