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.

 

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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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