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Running into burning buildings every week is surely a physically and emotionally daunting task for the cast of Chicago Fire, but what about the crew behind the scenes?

During a recent set visit, spoke with the NBC drama's special effects coordinator John D. Milinac — yes, the same Milinac behind all that impressive art at Molly's — about just what exactly goes into creating the many fires on the show's burn stage.

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Go behind the scenes and get an in-depth look at the burn stage used for many of the show's biggest moments and find out how the special effects team keeps the actors safe as the temperatures rise:

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Chicago Fire airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on NBC.