On January 23, 2013, Chicago firefighters battle a five-alarm blaze in at a warehouse on the city’s South Side, Bridgeport neighborhood. The building, a huge vacant warehouse, went up in flames. Fire department officials said it was the biggest blaze 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.
Complicating the scene was the weather — temperatures were well below freezing – in fact were in the single digits and the spray from the fire hoses encased everything in ice, including buildings, vehicles, and firefighting gear. It is the most eerie sight. A winter wonderland…sorta!
Here are a few photos – click on the link below for additional images.