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‘Chicago Fire’ to Resume Filming This Week After Brief Pause Due to COVID

(Last Updated On: January 13, 2022)

Good news for Chicago Fire fans, not to mention the many Windy City professionals gainfully employed by the long-running Dick Wolf series. Sources tell SCREEN the popular firehouse drama is expected to resume filming by the end of this week. SCREEN reported last week that production on Chicago Fire had been paused due to COVID-19, beginning on Wednesday, January 5th.

Update: As of Thursday, January 13th, production on Chicago Fire is officially back up and running.

The Chicago Fire production pause was expected to be brief – days not weeks – and fortunately it appears that will indeed be the case.

Chicago Fire Roars Back with Ratings Win

Despite the brief bump in the road in filming, there was plenty of good news for Firehouse 51 this past week. The drama returned from its winter break with a brand new episode and retained its ratings crown to kick off the new year. Deadline reported Chicago Fire was the highest-rated and most-watched program of Wednesday primetime with 6.98 million viewers. Chicago Fire bested The Conners, Gordon Ramsay’s latest culinary competition Next Level Chef, and Batwoman.

New Episode This Wednesday

Speaking of new episodes, let’s take a quick look at what you can look forward to with this Wednesday at 8 p.m. Central. Here’s the official synopsis for Wednesday night’s new episode of Chicago Fire, “Fog of War”: On a call with Station 37, a firefighter is struck by a power line and decides to lash out after her injury. Brett is visited by Scott and Amelia. Violet gets a surprise envelope. The rest of Firehouse 51 enters a contest.

You can enjoy a quick preview for Wednesday’s new episode right here…

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