Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Coronation Street set on fire - for storyline stunt

Photography by Stephen Ryder for Manchester Evening News
The Coronation Street set was on fire last night. Three fire-engines were called to the set after members of the public rang 999 to report that they'd seen explosions and flames on the set at Trafford Wharf.

However, it wasn't real. The Manchester Evening News reports that a fire service spokeswoman confirmed that when the fire engines arrived, they were informed the fire was part of special effects being filmed for the show.

A Corrie spokeswoman said they had informed the fire service that the mock blaze was scheduled to happen and that they had experts on set.

Stephen Ryder, 40, whose flat at MediaCityUK overlooks the set, told the M.E.N.: “I thought it was a real explosion at first. It was a really loud bang and I got up and could see the flames and smoke. It certainly looked real.And then a few fire engines turned up. It all calmed down pretty quickly. It was obviously part of the script.I’ve lived here four and a half years and it’s normally really quiet down there though.I’ve definitely never seen anything like this before.”

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Anonymous said...

Another fire? They use that particular plot at least once a year, it seems.

Barrie.T said...

I'm suprised Blackburn didnt mention this 6 months ago as he usually gives away all the storylines and says theres going to be a big fire but no one dies. I think this will be another wasted opportunity if they dont get rid of half the cast in the fire. I'd be happy with just the Nazirs & Sean. But we all know it's just an acme plot device to get Nick to save Carla from a towering inferno and she will be forever grateful, bed him & give him 49% of underworld.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what will go up in flames this time?Perhaps the Platt house and only Audrey and the chidren survive? Maybe Callum starts the fire in a bid to get rid of David once and for all?

Louby said...

Of course, it's a soap fire so even if someone gets trapped, they'll still escape with tiny grazes that will be invisible after a few episodes.

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