Why Did The Chicago Fire Happen

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On 1871, October 8th a fire started in a town called chicago on the property of catherine o’leary’s farm. This is how the chicago fire happened and how they rebuilt from it and how it affected the people of chicago.
People don’t know how it started but some people think it started by one of their cows kicking over a lantern and other people think it started from meteors. The fire was 4 miles long and 4 miles wide, about 300 people died from the fire and about 100,000 without homes.The fire caused about 200 million dollars in damage.Almost every person didn’t have a job.
Before the fire chicago was a small town. But after the fire chicago started to grow. They were able to regrow and build because they still had train tracks so trains could
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