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Tricky situation: Firefighters were attempting to tackle a blaze at this warehouse in Chicago but their water froze as soon as it left the hoses

On a bitterly cold Chicago day, firefighters spent hours fighting a massive blaze at a warehouse. The spray from their hoses left this truck and other objects coated in ice

Chicago, Lincoln Park, 1971. Ice-coated trees due to spray from high waves.. Pinned by #CarltonInnMidway - www.carltoninnmidway.com

Chicago 1971 -When people ask how the weather is they don't believe me.

This is the incredible scene in the aftermath of a huge warehouse fire in Chicago after sub-zero temperatures turned water into ice. An Arctic blast had sent temperatures tumbling in the past few days, making it feel like -46C in some areas with the wind chill factor added to the mix. The blaze was one of the biggest the city's fire service has ever had to face and the cold made things even more difficult as icicles formed on fire hoses and froze the firefighters' uniforms.

These are so eerie - our neighbor and ace photographer John Gress took these! A truck is encased in ice, after a warehouse fire in Chicago, January REUTERS-John Gress

fire Chicago Jan 2013

Dramatic Photos Of Chicago Abandoned Warehouse Fire Capture Firefighters Battling Blaze, Frozen Post-Fire Building: Chicagoist

Fire and Ice: The Frozen Aftermath of a Chicago Warehouse Fire

Fire and Ice: The Frozen Aftermath of a Chicago Warehouse Fire

A Chicago warehouse fire in the dead of winter meant that the water used to fight fire quickly turned to ice, leaving behind accidental beauty.

Ice Ice Baby

Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Charley De Jesus walks around an ice-covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night in Chicago January REUTERS/John Gress

Lake shore drive, Chicago. Feb,2011

one stalled Bus caused this traffic jam that left people stranded in their car's for 5 to 8 hours before they were all forced to leave their cars and go to shelter.

Fire and Ice: The Frozen Aftermath of a Chicago Warehouse Fire

Fire and Ice: The Frozen Aftermath of a Chicago Warehouse Fire (Robert Gigliotti photo)

March 12. 2015: Just before noon on Thursday, the blizzard allowed summit webcams to glimpse the observatories partially buried in snow.

Hawaii Blizzard Continues, Snow Removers and Observatories Evacuated

Villarabout, ancient Savoie hameau

The Alpine Club, which specialises in running beautiful boutique chalets in the charming resort of St Martin de Belleville in the Trois Vallées, is launching a brand new chalet for this coming winter.

FIRE AND ICE Chicago-based Photographer David Schalliol The Frozen Aftermath of a Chicago Warehouse Fire. Temperatures were so low during the fire that water sprayed on the building froze almost instantly leaving behind a spectacularly beautiful ice-encrusted wonderland. [Via: thisiscolossal] via Tumblr

The Frozen Aftermath of a Chicago Warehouse Fire. Temperatures were so low during the fire that water sprayed on the building froze almost instantly leaving behind a spectacularly beautiful ice-encrusted wonderland. [Via: thisiscolossal]

8 cudów natury, które są tak naprawdę dziełem... człowieka

Sulphur Block at Shantz, Alberta When prices are low, liquid elemental sulphur is poured into large blocks to solidfy (sulphur freezes at about on the prairie landscape for long term storage

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