Tuesday night just after 9:00 pm about 170 firefighters from 50 fire companies responded to a blaze in a vacant five-story warehouse located in the 3700 block of South Ashland Avenue in Bridgeport, Chicago. Firefighters worked in shifts throughout the night battling the largest blaze Chicago has seen in 7 years. An Arctic blast continues to grip the U.S. Midwest and Northeast Wednesday, with at least three deaths linked to the frigid weather, and fierce winds made some locations feel as cold as 50 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. (minus 46 degrees Celsius). And the result is that the Warehouse is covered in Ice after the fire.

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

Firefighters spray down hot spots on an ice covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

Firefighters spray down hot spots on an ice covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

Firefighters spray down hot spots on an ice covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

Firefighters spray down hot spots on an ice covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

A firefighter walks past an ice covered warehouse that caught fire on Tuesday night in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

Firefighters spray down hot spots on an ice covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

Firefighters spray down hot spots on an ice covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

Firefighters spray down hot spots on an ice covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

An ice covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night is seen in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant De Jesus walks around an ice-covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant De Jesus walks around an ice-covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant De Jesus walks around an ice-covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant De Jesus walks around an ice-covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

Firefighters spray hotspots on an ice-covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

A truck is encased in ice, after a warehouse fire in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

Ice-covered trucks are blanketed in smoke after a warehouse fire in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

Firefighters spray hotspots on an ice-covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night, in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

A truck sits encased in ice after a warehouse fire in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

Ice covers a warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night, in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

Ice-covered trucks are blanketed in smoke after a warehouse fire in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant De Jesus walks around an ice-covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

Ice-covered trucks are blanketed in smoke after a warehouse fire in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Chicago Warehouse Covered in Ice after Fire

Ice covers a warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night, in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

Jan 24, 2013