Firefighters surround a burned warehouse covered in ice

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A battle of fire and ice

A warehouse is coated in heavy layers of ice on Jan. 23 after firefighters spent hours spraying the exterior with water to extinguish a massive blaze that sparked late Tuesday night on the south side of Chicago, Ill.

With temperatures in the single digits, more than 200 firefighters rushed to the scene to wrangle with the five-alarm fire. By the end of the battle, ice covered nearly everything around the vacant property.

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Firefighter surrounds a burned warehouse covered in ice

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Layers upon layers of thick ice

A Chicago firefighter looks up at the warehouse covered in ice and a truck coated in icicles on Jan. 23 during efforts to extinguish the blaze.

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Firefighters surround a burned warehouse covered in ice

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A bitter cold fire

Firefighters aim a firehose into the windows of the vacant warehouse on Jan. 23 in Chicago.

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Truck and chemical drums covered in heavy ice

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Encased in ice

A truck and a pile of chemical drums are covered with thick layers of ice on Jan. 23 while firefighters work to extinguish a massive blaze inside a vacant warehouse in Chicago.

 

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