Una Mullally

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Chicago’s freezing fire

On Tuesday night, one third of all Chicago firefighters were sent to a massive blaze on the South Side of a city, as a warehouse went up in smoke. The additional problem? It was freezing, and as the firefighters doused …

Fri, Jan 25, 2013, 10:54

   

On Tuesday night, one third of all Chicago firefighters were sent to a massive blaze on the South Side of a city, as a warehouse went up in smoke. The additional problem? It was freezing, and as the firefighters doused the building with water, nearly everything became encased in ice. The photos over on The Atlantic are extraordinary.

(Photo by Reuters/John Gress)

 

(Hat tip: @lukelewis)