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Fire and ice-Building on fire in Chicago now covered in ice


CHICAGO (WXOW) - A fire engulfed a warehouse in Chicago Tuesday night.

Firefighters say it was the largest fire they've seen in seven years. It took more than 200 firefighters several hours to get the flames under control.

The cold weather made it difficult on crews, who had to deal with frozen hydrants and ice from their hoses.

The building took on a unique look by Wednesday morning-it's now covered in ice.

Mike Lopez, who lives nearby, says it's a drastic difference compared to last night. "I was looking out my window and I noticed the fire so I came outside to look at it. And it was pretty hot, you know intense. And then this morning, now I look and it looks like an ice castle."

Authorities are concerned that parts of the building could fall under the weight of all that ice.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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