A Skywalker Ranch fire is being investigated by the police and fire department this week, and is estimated to have caused over $25,000 worth of damage. The building used for shipments caught on fire early this morning at the Skywalker Ranch only minutes after 4 a.m., which is owned by filmmaker George Lucas and serves as home to the Lucasfilm and Skywalker Sound HQ, CBS Local reports this Tuesday, Sept. 3.
The Skywalker Ranch fire caused sprinkler systems throughout the storage unit of the 4,000 acre ranch to go off, which helped greatly in local firefighter forces to extinguish the flames, said Mike Giannini, the Battalion Fire Chief. A fire brigade that is located near the ranch was also said to have responded to the fire several minutes before firefighters from Marin County could arrive. Because fire has threatened the Skywalker Ranch in the past, fire brigades and advanced sprinkler systems are ready at all times at the locale on Lucas Valley Road.
The Skywalker Ranch’s supply building holds numerous supplies, including office work and furniture. Although the cause of the fire is unknown, a source is currently under investigation. The roof was most severely damaged in the blaze, leading to a total estimated amount of $25,000 worth in damage.
Fortunately, there were no injuries reported in the Skywalker Ranch fire, so Star Wars’ George Lucas and team, as well as firefighters on the job, are safe from the dark side of the Force following the building blaze this time around.