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‘EastEnders' Live Week: Fire Breaks Out On Set After #EELive Episode

Firefighters were called to the ‘EastEnders’ set on Tuesday night, just a few hours after the first live week episode was screened.

The emergency services arrived at 11pm, reports Digital Spy, as there was a “small fire” on set.

The 'EastEnders' Elstree set

According to reports, the accidental fire was caused by a firework, and the incident affected the roof space of one of the Albert Square buildings.

An ‘EastEnders’ spokesperson explains: "There was a very small fire on set on Tuesday night after rehearsals had finished.

“It has not affected any #EELive week plans and nobody was harmed."

Tuesday’s episode included a number of live scenes, and tonight’s (Wednesday 18 February) will feature more.

The first episode of live week was a hit with fans, and over 9 million viewers tuned in to see Peggy Mitchell’s return, and the many developments in the Lucy Beale murder case.

Hundreds of fans shared their confusion on the social-networking site on Tuesday, claiming it was unclear whether Jake’s character told his daughter Abi “She [Lauren] knows you killed Lucy”, or “who killed Lucy.”

The action continues at 8pm tonight, ahead of the ‘Who killed Lucy?’ reveal on Thursday.