Inside the Ice Castle Destruction: More Photos from Chicago Warehouse Fire

Photos: Inside the demolition of the "Ice House"

Today I revisited the vacant five-story warehouse at 3757 S. Ashland  Avenue in Bridgeport, which was the scene of a destructive blaze a month ago where more than 200 firefighters from 50 fire companies responded.

Frozen and Smoldering: Aftermath of the Largest Chicago Fire in 7 years  — Rick Lobes, ChicagoNow, Jan. 23, 2013

On January 22nd, Firefighters worked in shifts throughout the night battling the largest blaze Chicago has seen in 7 years. Fantastic images from the blaze and of the frozen building were published worldwide. It was referred to as the "Ice Castle"  because the building was covered in ice as a result of the large amount of water poured on to the fire in the sub-zero temperatures.

Day 6: Ice Castle Demolition still Burning - Rick Lobes, ChicagoNow, January 27, 2013

Demolition began 4 days after the fire started, crane operators began tearing down walls while fires still burned. The fire continued to burn for over a week as the Chicago Fire Department worked diligently to keep it under control.



The demolition continues, and now it appears that the bricks, metal and perhaps some of the charred wood from the building are being recycled .

I took a much closer look at the destruction and devastation from the fire. Here are my most recent images of the destruction from the warehouse fire.

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