News 25 goes behind the scenes of "Chicago Fire"

By WEEK Producer

February 6, 2013 Updated Oct 28, 2013 at 2:22 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- You may have watched the NBC show "Chicago Fire" on Wednesday night and you are not alone. It's rated number one.

We were invited to go behind the scenes. We joined cast and crew on the set of Chicago Fire for a day of taping an upcoming episode. We sat down with three of the actors from the cast and learned how they prepare for their roles as what they call real life heroes.

We also interviewed Peoria firefighters to find out just how accurate Hollywood gets when depicting the lives of first responders.

Be sure to watch Wednesday, February 13 for this special report on News 25 Nightside at 10.

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