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Stunning Photos: In Chicago, Firefighters Battle Huge Flames In Arctic Cold

A frozen pair of gloves belonging to a Chicago firefighter stand on a railing behind him, during a five-alarm blaze in a warehouse on the city's South Side.
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A frozen pair of gloves belonging to a Chicago firefighter stand on a railing behind him, during a five-alarm blaze in a warehouse on the city's South Side.

Firefighters in Chicago responded to the largest fire in years last night. According to The Chicago Tribune, at one point a third of the city's firefighters were battling the blaze at a vacant warehouse.

Luckily no one was hurt, but the arctic temperatures the area is experiencing meant the firefighters faced issues like frozen hydrants.

The pictures of the action, however, are made simply stunning because of the ice.

We'll leave you with a couple more:

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A firefighter helps to extinguish a massive blaze at a vacant warehouse in Chicago.
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A firefighter helps to extinguish a massive blaze at a vacant warehouse in Chicago.

Eyder Peralta is NPR's East Africa correspondent based in Nairobi, Kenya.
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