Chicago had a 2-11 Alarm fire in a three-story, brick building with apartments over stores. Upon arrival companies assisted resident from balconies via ladders. The fire started on the second floor and efforts to contain the fire were hampered by frozen hydrants in the area. As fire spread to the third floor and eventually the cockloft, a 2-11 was struck and companies were eventually ordered out of the the light-weight constructed building for defensive operations.
Several area photographers were at the scene and submitted images. There is more to see at chicagoareafire.com.