If it’s Wednesday, the fireball isn’t real
Spoiler alert: Reading this may or may not (we don’t really know) spoil a surprise in a pilot for a new CBS action series called “Washington Field.”
But Washington-area residents probably should read this so they don’t get alarmed at the 20- to 30-foot fireball from a simulated explosion on Wednesday near a bridge that connects Georgetown to Virginia.
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments issued an advisory saying there will be a fake explosion on Wednesday between 9:30 a.m. and noon near Key Bridge that will produce a fireball that will last for about two minutes.
The explosion on the Potomac River will be for a scene in which one of six sculling boats blows up in the pilot for a television series about the Washington field office of the FBI.
The Homeland Security Department, Washington police and fire departments, and the Washington Airports Authority have been alerted.
Photo credit: Reuters/Hyungwon Kang (Potomac River and Georgetown University during fall)