Date: 1st February 2001
American heart-throb DAVID DUCHOVNY feared for his safety after special effects sparked a fire on a California film set.
No-one was injured as smoke billowed up from RALEIGH STUDIOS during production on the DREAMWORKS film EVOLUTION. Scores of actors and production staff poured out of the building, and the 40-year-old X-FILES star was whisked off to a shopping centre in nearby Manhattan Beach.
The fire happened as crews set off five fireballs 15 feet in diameter, fire officials said. One of the fireballs ignited the scenery. Firefighters quickly put out the blaze. They had been standing by during the stunt in case something went wrong. (RGS/WNWCAN/PDD)