FIREFIGHTERS shut down filming at Emmerdale after labelling their special effects “dangerous” and out of control, the Sun’s Bizarre column can reveal.
The cast had been filming upcoming disaster scenes when crews ruled they had to be pulled before somebody was killed.
A number of explosions were reportedly out of control and “too close for comfort” for Yorkshire Fire Service so they stopped filming for a few hours.
A source said: “They have to have fire fighters on set for health and safety.
“The firemen shut down filming for hours because there was a few out of control explosions on set which were ‘too close for comfort’.
“There was a constant battle between the soap’s special FX team and the firemen and ‘everything that could have, went wrong’.
“The team were furious as it will cost them a lot of money.
“But the firefighters had no choice but to shut it down.”
The latest scenes come after last night’s dramatic episode of the ITV soap which included a barn fire.
Pregnant Moira Barton was left trapped in the inferno after being attacked by killer Emma after she confessed to killing husband James.
The pair fought and a pitchfork struck the lights, sending a spark out that ignited a blaze in the barn where the two women were seemingly trapped.
Moira struggled in the fight and soon realised she was losing so screamed at Emma that she was pregnant.
She said: “We’ve got to get out of here.
“I think I’m having a baby.
An oil drum then exploded trapping her in the building.
Viewers then saw Moira escape and then give birth with the help from Emma just yards from the blaze.
Moira’s son Adam then turns up to find his unconscious mum cradling a baby before Emma makes a run for it.
Adam chases her down with a gun but Emma manages to grab it off him, later accidentally shooting son Finn.