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Firefighters respond to massive warehouse blaze in Chicago (PHOTOS)
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Two hundred firefighters struggled to battle a fire in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago, Ill., Tuesday night in the midst of bitter, wintry conditions.

A five-story vacant warehouse was the scene of the blaze, requiring one-third of the on-duty personnel to respond, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Chicago Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said the 5-11 alarm fire was the largest in Chicago in the past seven years.

The fire was under control around midnight, and one firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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Firefighters work to extinguish a massive blaze at a vacant warehouse on Jan. 23, 2013, in Chicago, Ill. More than 200 firefighters battled a five-alarm fire as temperatures were in the single digits.

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Firefighters work to extinguish a massive blaze at a vacant warehouse on Jan. 23, 2013, in Chicago, Ill. More than 200 firefighters battled a five-alarm fire as temperatures were in the single digits.

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Firefighters work to extinguish a massive blaze at a vacant warehouse on Jan. 23, 2013, in Chicago, Ill. More than 200 firefighters battled a five-alarm fire as temperatures were in the single digits.

(Scott Olson - Getty Images)
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Firefighters work to extinguish a massive blaze at a vacant warehouse on Jan. 23, 2013, in Chicago, Ill. More than 200 firefighters battled a five-alarm fire as temperatures were in the single digits.

(Scott Olson - Getty Images)
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Firefighters work to extinguish a massive blaze at a vacant warehouse on Jan. 23, 2013, in Chicago, Ill. More than 200 firefighters battled a five-alarm fire as temperatures were in the single digits.

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Firefighters work to extinguish a massive blaze at a vacant warehouse on Jan. 23, 2013, in Chicago, Ill. More than 200 firefighters battled a five-alarm fire as temperatures were in the single digits.

(Scott Olson - Getty Images)
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Firefighters work to extinguish a massive blaze at a vacant warehouse on Jan. 23, 2013, in Chicago, Ill. More than 200 firefighters battled a five-alarm fire as temperatures were in the single digits.

(Scott Olson - Getty Images)
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Firefighters work to extinguish a massive blaze at a vacant warehouse on Jan. 23, 2013, in Chicago, Ill. More than 200 firefighters battled a five-alarm fire as temperatures were in the single digits.

(Scott Olson - Getty Images)
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Firefighters work to extinguish a massive blaze at a vacant warehouse on Jan. 23, 2013, in Chicago, Ill. More than 200 firefighters battled a five-alarm fire as temperatures were in the single digits.

(Scott Olson - Getty Images)
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Firefighters work to extinguish a massive blaze at a vacant warehouse on Jan. 23, 2013, in Chicago, Ill. More than 200 firefighters battled a five-alarm fire as temperatures were in the single digits.

(Scott Olson - Getty Images)
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