A 200 ft. tall fireball and columns of grey smoke rocked London during filming for The Dark Knight. According to The London Paper, residents of London were caught unprepared for the special effect.

Initial thoughts by many were that the Battersea Power Station had been targeted by terrorists. Emergency services were overloaded with worried calls. The explosion could be seen for miles throughout England's capital city.

Fortunately, the callers were reassured that the stunt was just that, a stunt. Furthermore, not only was London safe, but the Batman had escaped from almost certain death as well.

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