1.  The Great Chicago Fire started around 9:00 p.m. October 8, 1871 and burned through the morning of October 10, 1871. 2rushlif

2.  The exact death toll attributable to the fire is not known; 125 bodies were recovered but about 200-300  are estimated to have perished.  Some 100,000 of the city’s 300,000 people were left homeless. More