OLD TOWN — A stretch of the main drag of Wells Street will be shut down Thursday when NBC's "Chicago Fire" films on the street.
The shoot will include intermittent closures of Wells between North Avenue and Burton Place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Unfortunately for fans hoping to see an explosion, mock fire or rescue mission, the crew plans on filming a conversation scene in the street.
"There's going to be no special effects, no big famous actors," said Sam Tischler, location manager for the show. "It's a pretty straightforward scene."
A second scene will be filmed inside Topo Gigio restaurant, 1516 N. Wells Street, but will also focus on conversation, according to Tischler.
"It will be a very quick scene," he said. "Quickly in our terms, meaning by mid day."
There will be no parking from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday on both sides of Wells between North and Burton Place, the south side of North Avenue between LaSalle and Orleans, the west side of LaSalle from North to Burton Place and both sides of Wieland from North to 1540 N. Wieland.
The show, which is in the midst of its second season, most recently staged a disaster in Logan Square to make it look like a tree fell through a house.
In July, the show filmed its season opener in Ukrainian Village inside a two-flat with a spectacular "simulated blaze" in the 2300 block of West Thomas Street.
That episode aired last week.