On October 10, 1871, Chicago awoke to an unrecognizable landscape: where 48 hours earlier there had been a vibrant city, now there was nothing but rubble stretched for miles on end. The Great Chicago Fire: A Chicago Stories Special documentary brings to life this seismic event as never before, using vivid animations, elaborate re-creations, and interviews with historians and the descendants of eyewitnesses.

Learn more about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 at https://www.wttw.com/chicagofire

Documentary Chapters:
00:00 Preview
01:03 Intro
03:18 Chicago’s Fatal Flaws
05:47 A City of Haves and Have-Nots
12:23 The Fire Begins
17:08 A Blaze Out of Control
20:16 Chicagoans Fight the Flames
27:55 Fleeing the Flames
32:59 The Aftermath of the Fire
36:41 Investigating the Cause of the Fire
40:48 Rebuilding the City
47:44 The Myth of Mrs. O’Leary


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