Fire crew's hose spray freezes in US winter weather
3 January 2014 Last updated at 10:56 GMT
Firemen tackling a blaze in Minneapolis, where temperatures have been below -20C, saw the spray from their hoses turn to ice as it hit the building.
The north-eastern US has been hit by a major winter storm, with 53cm (21 inches) of snow recorded in one town in Massachusetts.
The New York and New Jersey governors have declared a state of emergency, urging people to stay indoors.
This is how US broadcaster ABC reported the story with Gio Benitez.