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STUNNING PIX: Water freezes as firefighters battle blaze

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A fire that started on Tuesday evening at an abandoned Chicago warehouse is now covered in ice. Around 170 firefighters worked overnight in freezing temperatures to snuff the blaze.

The fire that lit up Chicago skies Tuesday night rekindled on Thursday morning. Fire officials from Chicago expected the fire to start up again because of the magnitude of the blaze and called it a "significant rekindle".

Rediff.com brings you some incredible photos that show water freezing as firefighters fight Chicago's largest fire in seven years.

Firefighters spray down hot spots on an ice covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night 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. An Arctic blast continues to gripped the US Midwest and Northeast Wednesday, with at least three deaths linked to the frigid weather, and fierce winds made some locations feel as cold as minus 46 degrees Celsius.

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Firefighters work to extinguish the massive blaze in Chicago, Illinois. More than 200 firefighters battled a five-alarm fire as temperatures were in the single digits.

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One-third of Chicago Fire Department's firefighters was on duty to put out the blaze.

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Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze at the Chicago warehouse.

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A truck and chemical drums are covered with ice as firefighters help to extinguish a massive blaze at the vacant warehouse.

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Firefighters brave single-digit temperatures as they douse the fire.

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A firefighter walks past the ice-covered warehouse 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.


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Firefighters work to extinguish a massive blaze at the vacant warehouse.

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No injuries were reported in the mishap that gutted down the warehouse.

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Flames were again seen shooting through the roof as the fire rekindled on Thursday morning.

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Firefighters spray down hot spots on the ice-covered warehouse.

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One-third of all Chicago firefighters were on the scene at one point or another trying to put out the flames.

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Firefighters work to extinguish thr massive blaze at a vacant warehouse in Chicago.


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