(CBS) — The Chicago River was a-flame Saturday night to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire.
The festival was produced by Chicago’s Red Moon Theatre and the theme of the show was rebirth and renewal. Model Victorian homes ignited to give a snapshot of what it was like back in 1871 when the city burned for days only to be left in ashes.
While the flames were hot, the weather was nippy but didn’t stop crowds from lining the Chicago River for the show. Organizers estimate the festival drew 30,000 people.