Blazing fire erupts at Pinewood Film Studios

A FIRE erupted at Pinewood film studios tonight, with emergency services scrambling to the scene.

The blaze sent huge plumes of smoke into the air above the site in Slough, Berkshire.

Fire crews battled the flames at workshops 141 and 142 within the studio complex at around 9.10pm tonight.

Crews from Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service and London Fire Brigade tackled the blaze.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.

A person in the area tweeted: "Pinewood Studios is currently on fire!"

Another said: "Hope everyone is safe; just see a huge fire at Pinewood Studios and at least five fire engines are in attendance."

Nearby residents said they heard "a very big explosion" when the fire started.

Pictures shared on social media show a significant amount of smoke around the studios.

Pinewood has been home to the James Bond stage since 1976, with its construction costing $1.8 million (£1.3 million).

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