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Fire Broke Out On Set After Live Scenes

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

/ by WalfordEast
After the live scenes were aired last night (February 17th) a fire broke out on the set of the iconic soap.

The Fire Brigade were called to Elstree Studios at 11pm, just 3 hours after the cliffhanger involving Max & Abi.

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It is reported that a firework landed on the roof of one of the houses on the Albert Square set causing the fire.

An EastEnders spokesperson said: "There was a very small fire on set on Tuesday night after rehearsals had finished. It has not affected any #EELive week plans and nobody was harmed."

A show insider also joked: "Clearly with a peak audience of 9.6m last night, EastEnders is literally on fire."

Max accuses Abi
© BBC / Kieron McCarron

A spokesperson for the Hertfordshire fire service also commented on the incident, saying: "Thanks to the hard work of our firefighters, the fire was contained and extinguished before it could cause any serious damage to the set. We're pleased that we were able to deal with this incident quickly, so it shouldn't affect the 30 year celebrations taking place this week."

EastEnders is airing live scenes all this week, building up to a full 30-minute live episode on Friday (February 19).

On-screen highlights still to come include the return of Jo Joyner as Tanya Cross, Ian and Jane Beale's wedding and the long-awaited revelation of who killed Lucy Beale.

EastEnders continues tonight at 8pm on BBC One.

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