The Great Chicago Fire: Barn Of Cathrine And Patrick Oleary

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The great Chicago fire was a fire that burned through the city of Chicago rapidly, leaving hundreds of people homeless and some dead. On the night of October 8th, 1871 a fire started in the barn of Cathrine and Patrick Oleary quickly spreading out. One man saw the fire and tried to get someone to use the fire box to get the fire department to send a fire truck. Sadly he had no such luck in notifying them. Fire boxes were boxes located on the street corner for people to use to alert the closest fire department, because telephones were not commonly available at that time. The other man just insisted that a fire truck had probably already been called and was on its way. The fire was so destructive because there were many mistakes and dangerous
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