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Fired up: A fire at Universal Studios on Sunday burned through several sets, including the courthouse square where 1985's Back to the Future was filmed, and a video library. Bloggers survey the destruction.
"Contrary to internet hysteria, the Back to the Future clock…was damaged but remains standing, although the courthouse facade adjacent to it was destroyed, as was all of New York Street," informsSpoutBlog's Karina Longworth. Josh Tyler at CinemaBlend chimes in with a history of damage to the clock tower: "This isn't the first time it caught fire, in fact in the 90s the original Courthouse Square set was burned down and had to be rebuilt."
Knoxville bloggers Dave and Thomas offer a tongue-in-cheek commentary: "Ironically, the fire-laden 'Backdraft' exhibit was spared. As was the 'Jaws' exhibit. 30 years and 2 huge fires later that exhibit just won't stop going." Entertainment blog BuzzSugar notes, "Many of the people quoted about the fire can't help but quip that the incident was just like what filmmakers crave when making a disaster film, except, you know, real."
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