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Great Chicago Fire Essay

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The Great Chicago Fire was an significant event that took place in Chicago, Illinois in 1871. The fire burned more than $200 million dollars worth of property was destroyed along with the death of 300 people, and more than 100,000 people were left homeless. The Great Chicago Fire is believed to be caused by a cow knocking over an oil lamp. Though it is not proven the chances of that happening are very great. The fire was tremendously devastating to the citizens of Chicago. Firefighters, who had fought a large fire the day prior, were first sent to the wrong address. Later they heard shouts of fire and were able to find the correct location. But because they were not able to get to the right place sooner they lost very valuable time which

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