Great Chicago Fire remembered at Northerly Island festival

Thousands of people gather at Northerly Island Saturday to remember the Great Chicago Fire.

Thousands of people gather at Northerly Island Saturday to remember the Great Chicago Fire.

The Great Chicago Fire Festival celebrates the re-birth of the city following the devastating fire in 1871.

A Grit House was set on fire to signify the start of the blaze.

Local musicians also entertained the crowds.
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