Fire Strikes Tyler Perry's Atlanta Studios

More than 100 firefighters battled a massive fire Tuesday night at Tyler Perry's studio complex

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    More than 100 firefighters battled a massive fire Tuesday night at Tyler Perry's studio complex in Atlanta, Ga.

    The actor-director who helped a South Side Chicago pastor fulfill his dream back in February watched his own dream burn down Tuesday night.

    More than 100 firefighters battled a massive fire at Tyler Perry's studio complex in Atlanta, Ga. According to Atlanta NBC affiliate 11 Alive, one building on the lot partially collapsed in the blaze.

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    A 400-seat theater sits on the lot, as well as several sound stages, including the one where Perry makes his popular "Madea" series.

    No one was hurt in the fire, but Perry reportedly was at the scene Wednesday morning surveying the damage.

    In February, Perry helped Chicago's Rev. Corey Brooks end a three-month sit-in on a vacant motel roof on Chicago's South Side.

    Brooks camped out for months as part of a pledge to raise $450,000 to purchase the land and build a community center across from his New Beginnings Church in the 6600 block of South Martin Luther King Drive.

    Brooks has since set out on a cross-country trek to draw attention to violence in the Englewood neighborhood. He hopes to raise $15 million to fund the Project Hood Community Center in Woodlawn.