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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR) - Firefighters battled bitter temperatures along with the flames and smoke at the Westport Plaza Doubletree Hotel Wednesday evening. But that wasn't the only place dealing with fire and ice today.

A fire crews earlier today in Berkeley firefighters worked a 3 alarm fire at a local gas station in each case officials say they are prepared no matter the weather.

Fire agencies throughout the area are use to braving cold temperatures as best as they can, while fighting fires to save lives and property.