AMC’s “TURN: Washington Spies” Is On Fire (literally)

turnfire2Officials say a fire has destroyed part of a movie set that was being used to film the final season of the AMC television series “TURN: Washington’s Spies.”

News outlets report the fire occurred Wednesday on property owned by the Virginia Department of Corrections.

The set is located at State Farm on James River Correctional Center property near the James River, according to Powhatan County Fire and Rescue Chief Steven Singer.


“It’s not really a building, it’s a facade,” Chief Singer said of the stand-alone L-shaped building that caught fire.

There was little firefighters could do to save the structure, the chief said.

“We focused on trying to save other set pieces on the property (including a ship used in the film Lincoln),” he added.

Those other set pieces were spared from the fire.

“It is unfortunate that some of the sets at State Farm were damaged in the fire,” Andy Edmunds, with the Virginia Film Office, said. “Fortunately, there were no injuries, and our clients had already completed filming at this location.”

Powhatan County Fire and Rescue Chief Steven Singer says crews found the two-story framed building engulfed in flames when they arrived.


Virginia Film Office Director Andy Edmunds says the sets were being used to film the final season of the Revolutionary War period drama as recently as Tuesday.

He says no one was on set at the time of the fire, but two buildings were completely destroyed by the blaze.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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