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It depends on what date you use for when Chicago was founded. The Town of Chicago was formed August 12, 1833. The City of Chicago was officially incorporated March 4, 1837. The great Chicago fire occurred October 8 to October 10, 1871. So the correct answer can be either 28 or 24 years old.

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The Chicago fire was started on october 8,187. 3<<

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The Great Chicago Fire burned down about four square miles of the city killing hundreds. It burned from October 8th to October 10th, 1871.

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the Chicago fire burned for 3 days on october,8,9 and 10, on 1871

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October 8 through 10 1871

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