Great Scott! Universal Studios fire destroys Back to the Future set

An update on this morning’s Universal Studios blaze:

A fire at Universal Studios has destroyed a set from "Back to the Future," the King Kong exhibit and a video vault containing more than 40,000 videos and reels.

Los Angeles County fire Captain Frank Reynoso says the blaze broke out just before dawn Sunday on a backlot stage at the 400-acre property. The fire has been contained.

Officials say the iconic courthouse square from "Back to the Future," has been destroyed, and the famous clocktower that enabled star Michael J. Fox’s character to time travel has been damaged.

Quick! Find the De Lorean, give it 1.21 gigawatts of power, go back in time 12 hours, and stop the fire from happening! :)

On a happy note, it seems there are duplicates of the videos and reels that were destroyed.

3 Responses to “Great Scott! Universal Studios fire destroys Back to the Future set”

  1. Mad Max, Esquire says:

    “Quick! Find the De Lorean, give it 1.21 gigawatts of power, go back in time 12 hours, and stop the fire from happening! :)”

    Errr…the clock tower was destroyed, Professor. You are stuck in the present.

  2. Sean says:

    Silly Brendan. Clearly the fire was to prevent some disaster in 2034.