[By Nic Lindh on Thursday, 11 January 2007]
This was the scene in Skövde, Sweden, on January 10, 1987:
Ice Palace. Photo: Roland Svensson. Source: Skaraborgs Allehanda.
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A fire broke out in a department store building on a day of temperatures of -20F (-30C). The cold was so bad that firefighters could only work 20-minute shifts, and there were still a few cases of frostbite.