The Great Fire of London Disaster


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On the night of September 2nd, 1666, a small fire broke out in the premises of a bakers shop in Pudding Lane, London, more than likely started by the carelessness of a maid. If it was carelessness, it was carelessness that had enormous and disastrous consequences, for the fire spread and soon the whole building was alight. In the close-packed streets of London where buildings jostled each other for space, the blaze soon became an inferno. Fanned by an east wind, the fire spread with terrifying speed, feeding on the tar and pitch commonly used to seal houses.

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