Picture it: A warehouse basement engulfed in flames and filled with firefighters staring down a rusty old industrial boiler that's seconds away from blowing. That tense setting is where we pick up with Chicago Fire, which returns for Season 8 on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 9/8c on NBC.
Although it's a familiar scene for the Dick Wolf drama, which places its heroic leads in the Windy City's most dangerous and often baffling disasters on a weekly basis, the stakes for this call are particularly high given that Firehouse 51's trapped first responders have no time to brace for that impending explosion, and not everyone will walk away unscathed.
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"This one will be different because the effects of the call are gonna be felt for a long time to come," showrunner Derek Haas told TV Guide. "This is not just somebody getting injured. There's some real ramifications that are gonna devastate Firehouse 51...