It's been a while since anything bad has happened on the set of The Hobbit. Ramping up to its initial start date, the Peter Jackson directed sequel experienced a number of set backs including a well publicized actors' union strike, a fire, an ulcer surgery for the director, a controversy over racial profiling during an extras casing session, the lose of crucial locations, the list goes on and on.

Well, it looks like someone has returned Bobby Brady's cursed Tiki idol to the Wellington based set of The Hobbit for some more bad luck. Two crewmembers were hurt in a small industrial explosion that occurred at the prequel's Stone Street studios in Miramar.

The Fire Squad was sent in to douse the flames, and the two injured individuals were rushed to the hospital. Reports claim that the fire was out before the trucks arrives on the scene.

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A Wingnut Films spokesperson confirms that the explosion occurred in the workshop, away from the set and its actors. Filming is set to continue, though it is not known when the two men will return to work. An investigation has been launched to find the cause of the explosion.

B. Alan Orange