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PHOTOS: Great Chicago Fire Festival Flames Out, But Draws Huge Crowds

By DNAinfo Staff | October 5, 2014 3:13pm | Updated on October 5, 2014 7:39pm
 Redmoon Theater's Great Chicago Fire Festival promised to light up the Chicago River. While things didn't go as planned, thousands turned out for the festival.
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DOWNTOWN — Saturday's Great Chicago Fire Festival promised ambitious choreography and the burning of 1870s-style houses perched on barges, followed by fireworks.

But the production, coordinated by Redmoon Theater, left many disappointed, as a mechanical failure prevented the houses from burning.

Photographer Justin Barbin captured the scenery, which brought thousands to Downtown. The festival included food trucks, music and neighborhood vendors.

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