Chicago warehouse fire

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Walking on cold ice

Chicago firefighters battle a five-alarm blaze at a warehouse on the city's South side. See gallery. See gallery

 Fire Department Lt. Charley De Jesus walks around an ice-covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night in Chicago. Officials said it is the biggest fire the department has had to battle in years and one-third of all Chicago firefighters were on the scene at one point or another trying to put out the flames. An Arctic blast continues to grip the Midwest and Northeast. Fierce winds have made some locations feel as cold as 50 degrees below zero. 

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Burned bricks

Firefighters pour water on the smoldering remains of a warehouse in Chicago Wednesday after an overnight fire destroyed the building. More than 170 firefighters responded to the five-alarm blaze, which started at about 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

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After the fire

Ice covers the facade of an abandoned warehouse that caught fire in Chicago.

 

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Around an ice-covered warehouse

Chicago Fire Department Lt. Charley De Jesus surveys an ice-covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night in Chicago.

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Frozen trucks

Ice-covered trucks are blanketed in smoke Wednesday following a warehouse fire in Chicago.

 

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Ice-covered building

Firefighters spray down hot spots on an ice-covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night in Chicago. Fire department officials said it is the biggest fire the department has battled in years and one-third of all Chicago firefighters were on the scene at one point or another.

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Spraying down hot spots

Firefighters spray down hot spots on an ice-covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night in Chicago. Fire department officials said it is the biggest fire the department has had to battle in years.

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Morning hot spots

The remains of an ice-covered warehouse after it caught fire Tuesday night in Chicago.

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Towers after the fire

The aftermath of a fire that destroyed an ice-covered warehouse in Chicago. An Arctic blast continues to grip the U.S. Midwest and Northeast. Fierce winds made some locations feel as cold as minus 50 degrees.

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Ice-covered hot spots

Chicago firefighters finish spraying down an ice-covered warehouse after it caught on fire Tuesday night.

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Cold morning after the battle

A Chicago firefighter walks past the ice covered warehouse.

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Blazing fire

Chicago firefighters battle the five-alarm blaze in single-digit temperatures.

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Fighting against freezing temperatures

Chicago firefighters are covered in ice from single-digit temperatures as they take a break from the blaze.

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Frozen helmet

A Chicago firefighter's helmet is covered with ice.

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Fire ladder

Chicago firefighters use the street light to fight the fire.

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Icicles

Icicles form on a fire hose.

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Frozen gloves at rest

The frozen ice-covered pair of gloves belonging to a Chicago firefighter stand on a railing behind him.