CHICAGOLAND: Massive Fire, Frigid Air Turns Flaming Warehouse Into Ice Castle

CHICAGO (CBS) — The ice-encrusted remains of a massive abandoned warehouse, the site of the biggest blaze in Chicago in about seven years, was still smoldering on Wednesday afternoon, more than 19 hours after the fire started.

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Firefighters said it was the city’s biggest fire in seven years. Firefighters raised a 5-11 alarm, and two special alarms, for the blaze. That brought approximately 200 firefighters and more than 50 fire companies — about a third of the city’s fire vehicles — to the scene at 3757 S. Ashland Av., on the border between Bridgeport and McKinley Park.


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