Universal fire blamed on work crew
Published: June 2, 2008 at 8:03 PM
An investigation revealed the fire was touched off by three members of a studio work crew who had been using a blow torch to apply asphalt shingles to the roof of a building facade.
They finished their work at about 3 a.m. and stood watch for an hour, according to company policy. Seeing no signs of a fire, they left the scene for a break, but a security guard in the vicinity noticed flames about 45 minutes later and called the fire department.
From the report, I still wonder what happened between 3 am and 4:45. Anyway, the park reopened today, as promised, as did the Studio Tour, which drove by some of the affected areas.