Wizards Are So Hot That They Set Hogwarts on Fire

A pyrotechnic malfunction? Please. Something tells me that a rambunctious Twihard is behind this. Last Friday, the set of the infamous “Harry Potter” wizardry school, Hogwarts, caught fire. Rumors erupted in London tabloids that the whole set was completely destroyed and that precious Daniel Radcliffe was filming when the blaze started. Both of these “facts” are luckily false. None of the primary cast was on set at the time—they were filming one of the final scenes for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” where the students of Hogwarts band together to fight off the evil Voldemort—and the fire was quickly contained by the studio fire brigade. Somewhere in the elaborate process of making all the students’ wands alight, a firework went haywire. The damage is said to be minimal and shouldn’t cause too much of a disruption in filming. So you should probably start planning your midnight premiere costumes now, since you have less than a year until the Nov. 19 release of the first half of “Deathly Hallows.” Personally, I had a pretty wicked Hedwig costume for “Half Blood Prince” that I might need to break out again. [Cinematical/Collider]