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Blaze Burns ‘Fame’ TV Show Studio at MGM-UA

June 21, 1985

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) _ A blaze at a sound stage where the television show ″Fame″ is produced burned for five hours in the MGM-UA Entertainment Co. studios before firefighters brought it under control, officials said.

″It was a particularly stubborn fire because of the nature of accoustical construction. There’s a lot of insulation and space between baffles in the walls and ceiling,″ Fire Chief Stan Isbell said today.

About 60 firefighters from Culver City, Los Angeles and Santa Monica rushed to the studio after the fire erupted at 6:32 p.m. Thursday, Isbell said.

The fire was extinguished at 11:30 p.m., and there were no injuries. Isbell said the fire may have stemmed from roofing work on top of the sound stage. Damage was estimated at $50,000.

Culver City is 10 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles.

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