Truck and squad are called to aid in a massive all-city response when an old, ill-equipped factory-turned live/work space quickly turns into a firestorm, trapping countless unsuspecting victims. The dire situation quickly turns personal when it is discovered that one of Chicago PD's own has a family member at the scene. With the rescued victims in need of serious medical attention, the doctors and nurses of Chicago Med are tested as the major influx of patients are brought through their doors. Meanwhile, in the aftermath, the building owner steps forward to cooperate with the ongoing investigation, but the situation takes a sudden and unexpected turn.
Did You Know?
The central event of this episode is based on the December 2016 Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland, California. Although the fictional fire's fatalities eventually number 39, within the time frame of the episode, there are 36 confirmed deaths, the same number as in the real-life Oakland fire. See more
A massive search and rescue effort is made in the burning warehouse. Despite a huge response, not one drop of water is seen being used to put the fire out in any scene. See more
References Chicago Med