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Wallywood on the Potomac

23rd Mar 2009 posted in General

I didn’t know a simulated explosion could include a 20 to 30-foot “fireball” that lasts for 2 minutes. I thought that would fall into the category of an actual explosion.

Well, we’ll find out Wednesday morning apparently, as DC continues its inexorable march to TV fame and flame-out. The following alert is being sent around to various DC-area residents and buildings:

For the filming of a TV pilot, there will be a simulated explosion
on Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 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 two minutes.

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.

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 also be contacted.