On 60th anniversary, a look back at the tragic Our Lady of the Angels fire

CHICAGO -- This weekend marks the 60th anniversary of a fire that tore through a Catholic school on Chicago’s West Side.

95 people died as a result of the Our Lady of the Angels school fire, almost all of them were children.

The fire tore apart families, firefighters and an entire city.

The fire is believed to have started in a paper-filled trash bin in a stairwell.

The Tribune reported a fifth grade student confessed to starting the blaze in 1961 but later recanted.

No one was ever held criminally responsible.

WGN News's Ben Bradley takes a look back at the tragedy and archive footage of the terrible event.

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