What Is The Great Chicago Fire?

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The Chicago Fire

Oct. 8, 1871, and burned until early October 10 the fire had devastated the downtown and North Side of Chicago. Months without rain had parched the city. destroyed thousands of buildings, killed an estimated 300 people and caused an estimated $200 million in damages. A popular story often told about how of the
Great Chicago Fire started is that a cow owned by Kate O’Leary kicked a lit lantern over. The disaster claimed about 300 lives, destroyed some 17,450 buildings covering almost 3.5 square miles
Months without rain had parched the city, and a major fire the previous night had exhausted firefighters and damaged equipment. The fire, the most famous in American history, claimed about 300 lives, destroyed some

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