There's no denying that Tyler Perry has one hot career, but nobody saw catching fire in the cards.
According to the Washington Post, a building on the 60-acre grounds of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta burst into flames shortly before 9 p.m. on Tuesday night.
Despite being contained to only one building, it took more than 100 firemen to extinguish the blaze, the cause of which has yet to be determined. Perry, who was at the studios at the time of the fire, was uninjured, and no other injuries have been reported.
The "Good Deeds" filmmaker had only moved his operations into the 200,000-square-foot compound in 2008. The state-of-the art facility houses, among other things, Perry's personal office, art and wardrobe departments, hair and makeup studios, post-production facilities, and a chapel.
Perry, whose fans have rallied around him, voicing their support to him through social media, has also been quick to thank the brave men and women who helped save his building.
His publicist released the following statement on behalf of the star earlier today: "Atlanta firefighters responded immediately to a fire which damaged the backlot façade of one of the buildings at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. We are grateful that there were no injuries, and that 99 percent of the damage is limited to the backlot facade."
"Mr. Perry wishes to express his heartfelt thanks to the Atlanta fire department for their professionalism in their quick response and limiting the damage."