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21.340 seconds is about one-ten-thousandth as long as The Great Chicago Fire
In other words, the length of The Great Chicago Fire is 10,000 times that amount.
(1871) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Great Chicago Fire started at about 9am and burned for 200,000 seconds between October 8th and October 10th, 1871. Chicago had experienced twenty smaller fires in the 1,000,000 seconds leading up to the blaze, due to drought conditions, strong winds, and the abundance of wooden buildings at the time.
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