Universal Studios has reopened its tour for the first time since fire ravaged the back lot two weeks ago.
The Nov. 6 fire at Hollywood's biggest and longest-running movie factory destroyed sets for several TV and movie productions, including the "Back to the Future" movies, "Dick Tracy" and "The Sting." Damage was estimated in the millions.A security guard, Michael J. Huston, 40, has been charged with setting the blaze.
In ceremonies Tuesday in front of the tour's 37-foot mechanical King Kong, Universal officials donated 400 tour passes to a burn center and presented silver film reel awards to firefighters who battled the blaze.
Universal said it will rebuild the sets with help from Steven Spielberg, whose production headquarters are on the studio lot but were not damaged.