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Eassy On Chicago Fire

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Along time ago in a city far far away from here a city called Chicago, in 1871 chicago was lit in an unknown way. All we do know is that it was a disaster. The author Jim Murphy gives us plenty of reasons why the city was ready to burn for example, There had been a long lasting drought for several months therefore it was very dry, and the town was basically made of wood and could ignite any time it wanted to. Also to made it even worse the roofs on buildings were made of tar,and there were several buildings were filled with tons of hay and coal literally. On top of that there was alarm failure and human error multiple times which we all know is never good in a situation like this no that’s not it there were high speed winds reaching almost 60…show more content…
Many of the fire fighters even fell asleep on the job. So how it all started supposedly Mrs. O 'leary lit a lantern late at night and the cow kicked it over and started a fire in the barn which was full of hay so it caught fire and was engulfed in flames very quickly. With the steady wind blowing the field also quickly caught fire and continued to spread north east would end up ripping through almost all of chicago. By the end of the weekend chicago had everything ripped from it there were smoldering piles of ash every where, so in the end of it all there was devastation, destruction, and grief for all of the people that died, and only then was chicago united. The worst fire in history happened on that night in 1871 in chicago and it all started at the O’learys barn late at night
Along time ago in a city far far away from here a city called Chicago, in 1871 chicago was lit in an unknown way. All we do know is that it was a
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