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Hogwarts Castle at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal FloridaThe set of the final Harry Potter adventure has been destroyed in a blaze after filming of the final battle scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows went disastrously wrong.

Apparently, explosives set light to scenery during the Battle of Hogwarts (where Harry raises an army of students to defend the school from the evil wizard Voldemort) and fire crews battled for 40 minutes to bring the flames under control. The estimated damage is around £100,000. Hogwarts Castle at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal FloridaThe set of the final Harry Potter adventure has been destroyed in a blaze after filming of the final battle scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows went disastrously wrong.

Apparently, explosives set light to scenery during the Battle of Hogwarts (where Harry raises an army of students to defend the school from the evil wizard Voldemort) and fire crews battled for 40 minutes to bring the flames under control. The estimated damage is around £100,000.

The main cast members - Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Emma Watson (Hermione) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) - were not filming at the time, although about 100 crew members were on set at the time but escaped without injury.

A fire service spokesman said: "There was a big battle scene involving a lot of pyrotechnics and explosions. There was a mocked-up castle made of timber, steel and plastic and somehow it caught alight."

Warner Bros confirmed the incident and insisted production was still going ahead as planned.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be released in cinemas in two parts (in 3D) on November 19 2010 and July 15, 2011.