Chicago's deadliest underground fire occured on April 13, 1931, 35 feet below 22nd Street just west of Laflin during the construction of a Sanitary District Tunnel. Erupting at about 5:30 p.m., it smoldered for hours as thick smoke kept its origins from being effectively attacked. Presented by Fire Museum Board Member, Jeff Stern.
Also, Board Member Frank McMenamin (Author of the book, The Fight for Chicago) will commemorate the 145th Anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire with accounts researched from some generally unfamiliar sources.
The presentations start at 10 a.m. on October 8th at the Quinn Fire Academy located at 558 W. De Koven St.
Don't miss this opportunity to relive history on the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire at the very location where it all started.