American firemen fight a blaze and then have to demolish burned out buildings.
Full title reads: "America. 'The great fire of ... Chicago'. Every available man and machine engaged in quelling vast conflagration, threatening heart of City."
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America (USA).
Various shots of burning buildings. Firemen play hoses on the fires. Walls of fire damaged buildings are pushed or pulled down. A group of people gather to watch the firemen at work.