Wednesday, March 25, 2009

FYI: simulated explosion near key bridge today

For those of you who haven't heard...

For the filming of a TV pilot, there will be a simulated explosion on Wednesday March 25 between 9:30 a.m. and noon near Key Bridge in the District. The explosion will produce a 20 to 30' fireball that will last for approximately 2 minutes.

Please pass along this information to others appropriate. The Department of Homeland Security and D.C. Police and Fire departments have been notified, along with the Washington Airports Authority. The Virginia State Patrol and Arlington Police Department will be contacted. If you have additional questions, contact Kathy Hollinger or Burt Warner with the DC Film Office at 202-727-6608.

The explosion will take place on the Potomac River just north of the Key Bridge and Jack's Boathouse (K / Water Street, NW under the Whitehurst Freeway). In the scene to be filmed, there will be six (6) sculling boats on the Potomac River and one of them blows up.

CBS Paramount television is filming a pilot titled "Washington Field." This is a new television series about the elite Washington field office of the FBI and a team of agents with exceptional and diverse skills who are called together for only the most critical cases.
SOURCE: DC's Office of Public Affairs

UPDATE: the title of this post has been modified so as not to create any panic.

3 comments:

instatick said...

When I was deployed I had mass email capabilities and would always get tasked with sending out the warnings to our base before our bomb guys would detonate stuff they found in Kosovo. This post reminded me of those days.

michelle said...

did it cause any false 911 calls? i have been crazy busy with work all day so i haven't heard or seen anything about it.

anOCgirl said...

instatick: i'm sorry if this post brought up any bad memories :(

michelle: not that i know of, but i saw this press release on various DC listservs that i'm on and i just wanted to help spread the word. if i hadn't known about this and i saw the explosion, i totally would've freaked out. this is DC, after all, and one can never be too careful.