The Ice Castle
A fire broke out in a storage building in Bridgeport, Chicago.
Nearly 200 men were deployed to fight the fire, the largest in the city in several years. It was decided that the building was unstable, and throughout the night the flames were fought from outside. It was so cold that the rescue personnel had to take turns heating up in buses. By dawn the entire building was covered in a thick layer of ice, further destabilizing it. It was quickly dubbed “The Ice Castle” by several newspapers.