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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Tyler Perry Studios catch fire; blaze under investigation

Tyler Perry. (Moses Robinson - Getty Images for American Express)
A large fire broke out at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta Tuesday evening, requiring more than 100 firefighters to respond to the scene, according to the Associated Press.

The four-alarm blaze was contained to one building on the 60-acre complex, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to the paper. No injuries were reported and the extent of the damage is not known.

Kind thoughts and well wishes poured into the section of Perry’s Web site devoted to the studio, as news of the fire spread.

Tyler Perry Studios was moved into the 200,000-square-foot Atlanta facility in 2008, according to the “Madea” director’s Web site. The site houses five soundstages, a theater, a post-production facility and a back lot, as well as a chapel, pond and gym.

Perry, who was at the complex at the time of the fire, has not publicly commented on the blaze.

See pictures from the scene below.

Update: Perry has released a statement praising the Atlanta Fire Department. Read it here.

The facade of a building at Tyler Perry Studios in southwest Atlanta, shows damage caused by a fire, May 1, 2012. (Curtis Compton - AP/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Firefighters responds to a blaze at Tyler Perry Studios in southwest Atlanta, May 1, 2012. (Curtis Compton - AP/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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