Demolition of a warehouse that was the scene of one of the biggest Chicago fires in recent history began on Friday morning.
Fire Media Affairs said demolition of the building in the 3700 block of South Ashland Avenue began Friday morning, as the structure coontinued to burn.
More than 170 firefighters battled the blaze at the vacant warehouse in single-degree temperatures Tuesday night. After the fire had been extinguished, fire department officials estimated the building had been coated with 6 to 8 inches of ice from the firefighting efforts.
The roof and three walls of the 200-foot by 200-foot structure collapsed as crews fought the flames.
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