Fire Breaks Out on Set of Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron Film
In the upcoming film The Greatest Showman, Hugh Jackman plays the famous founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus troupe
A staged fire got out of hand early Sunday morning on the set of Hugh Jackman‘s latest movie The Greatest Showman — and about 100 firefighters reportedly raced to the scene to put it out.
A rep for movie studio 20th Century Fox told PEOPLE in a statement: “There was a small fire on the set of The Greatest Showman. The fire was quickly contained and no one was injured. The main cast had already wrapped when the fire occurred.”
The FDNY confirms to PEOPLE that it responded to a fire at the Brooklyn Navy Yard just after 5 a.m. on Sunday,
Jackman, costar Zac Efron and the rest of the cast had already wrapped when the fire broke out, according to Fox. According to the New York Post, around 150 people were on set when six large lights intended to boost the glow of a fire fell from the roof of the building, causing the blaze to spiral out of control.
According to the Post, five retired firefighters working on the film as extras helped tackle the fire by attaching prop hoses to nearby fire hydrants. Not long after, around 100 members of the FDNY arrived to battle the blaze.
A source told the outlet, “Fire was blowing out through the roof. It blew right through the roof and melted a lot of really large light fixtures on the top.”
Jackman, 48, has posted several times on social media in the past few days, sharing an update Monday that he had been treated for skin cancer once again on his nose and sharing a video of the Empire State Building lit up red for Valentine’s Day on Tuesday. On Monday, he also shared a photo of the city skyline at sunset with the caption “peaceful night.”