“Kingdom: Ashin Of The North” Filming Set Catches Fire + No Resulting Injuries

A fire broke out on the set of Netflix’s “Kingdom: Ashin of the North.”

A castle on the Gaeun Open Set located in North Gyeongsang Province caught on fire at 1:42 p.m. KST on January 7. The fire was completely extinguished after an hour.

The fire was caused by a “Kingdom” staff member attempting to melt the snow using a torch lamp. A source from “Kingdom” explained, “The fire broke out during the process of melting the snow, and no one was injured. We have resumed filming after a thorough inspection of the set. Moving forward, we will do everything we can to ensure safety on set.”

It was shared that the finishing materials on the outer walls of the castle caught fire first and caused the wood on the inside to burn. Part of the castle was destroyed in the process of extinguishing the fire. Nine firetrucks were dispatched to the set.

“Kingdom: Ashin of the North” is a special one-episode bonus story and an extension of “Kingdom” season two. It will star Jun Ji Hyun as Ashin and Park Byung Eun as Min Chi Rok. “Kingdom: Ashin of the North” reportedly started filming last August, and it is confirmed to premiere sometime this year.

While you wait, watch Jun Ji Hyun in “The Legend of the Blue Sea” here:

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