Category: Society / January 24, 2013 10:08 AM EST
A five-story warehouse that caught fire in freezing cold temperatures was covered in ice as water from the fire hoses froze on Wednesday in Chicago. Almost 200 firefighters responded to the scene to contain the fire which started late Tuesday night.
Deputy Fire Commissioner John McNicholas said much of the warehouse had collapsed:
"We need to tear it down. It's a matter of safety because obviously on Ashland Avenue, with a building that high, we have the potential for the building to collapse on Ashland Avenue,"
On-lookers marveled at the site of the building covered in ice: The firefighters were able to contain the blaze. The reason for the fire has not been concluded as the blaze is under investigation.