Icy Chicago warehouse fire

21:39, Jan 24 2013
Chicago ice fire
Ice-covered trucks are blanketed in smoke after a warehouse fire in Chicago. Fire department 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.
Chicago ice fire
Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Charley De Jesus walks around an ice-covered warehouse that caught fire in Chicago.
Chicago ice fire
Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Charley De Jesus walks around an ice-covered warehouse that caught fire in Chicago.
Chicago ice fire
A firefighter walks past an ice covered warehouse that caught fire in Chicago.
Chicago ice fire
Firefighters spray hotspots on an ice-covered warehouse that caught fire in Chicago.
Chicago ice fire
Firefighters spray hotspots on an ice-covered warehouse that caught fire in Chicago.
Chicago ice fire
Ice covers a warehouse that caught fire in Chicago.
Chicago ice fire
Ice-covered trucks are blanketed in smoke after a warehouse fire in Chicago. Fire department 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.
Chicago ice fire
Firefighters spray hotspots on an ice-covered warehouse that caught fire in Chicago.
Chicago ice fire
Firefighters spray hotspots on an ice-covered warehouse that caught fire in Chicago.

An ice-covered warehouse continues to burn in Chicago, more than a day after hundreds of firefighters were called to the scene.

The blaze rekindled despite the freezing temperatures in the city. The cold is also turning the water from the fire hoses into instant ice, creating a palace of fire and ice.

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Reuters