Universal Studios Fire- Before and After

by Scott June. 12, 2013 23513 views

On June 1st, 2008, Universal Studios Hollywood suffered a devastating fire [en.wikipedia.org] in their historic backlot. Started by a spark from a worker using a blow torch, major portions of the lot were devastated. I was lucky enough to get to the lot 4 days later and get some photos, and over the next 2 years I grabbed some photos here and there of the rebuilding process. Today, the lot is fully rebuilt and has been up and running for a few years.

The backlot pre-fire. 8/7/07

Great mural in the backlot. Pre-fire. 8/7/07

4 days after the fire. 6/5/08

6/5/08

I believe this is the former site of the old King Kong attraction. 6/5/08

6/5/08

Six weeks after the fire. 7/12/08

3/29/09

Rebuilding has begun. 3/8/09

One year later… 6/5/09

10/10/09

12/31/09

10/30/10 Open for business

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