Explosion at ‘The Hobbit’ studio hurts two

Updated: May 24, 2011, 12:13 PM IST

Wellington: Two people were hurt in a small explosion at the studio where the ‘The Hobbit’ is under production in New Zealand.

The Fire Service confirmed they were called to an "industrial explosion" at the Stone St studios in Miramar, reports Stuff.co.nz.

Wellington Free Ambulance said two people were treated at the scene and were taken to hospital.

A small fire followed the explosion but it was out when firefighters arrived.

A spokesman for Wingnut Films said the explosion was in a workshop, not on set, and filming was continuing.

An investigation had been launched. The two people were taken to hospital as a precaution, the spokesman said.