This goes to show that small town news stations make a wildfire out of a campfire. Michael Bay addressed the fire and apparently unlinked injury on the S4TE Forums early this morning.
Shooting of Transformers 4 is going great with Wahlberg and the new cast. We are having a great time in Texas.
I’m reading how the news makes everything more dramatic than real life. I guess the truth was just too unexciting. Yes there was a small smoldering fire at a house and no, no one was injured during the fire. And no, no one “just narrowly escaped” as the news dramatically states. A crew member though twisted his ankle after falling in a gopher hole on the ranch.
The fire was put out in a brief 15 minutes by a great fire crew on set. It was an attic fire and cause is unknown. No we were not shooting in the attic, we were shooting outside on the ranch.