The Great Fire of London
 
 
The
Great Fire of London
started
 
in
1666.
It
started
in
 
a
baker's shop
in
Pudding Lane.
 
The
shop
belonged to
Thomas Farriner.
He
was
 
the
baker
for
 
the
King,
Charles
 
II.
There
were
no
fire brigades
 
in
1666.
People
got
water
from
 
the
River Thames.
 
They
used
leather buckets.
It
was
very
hard work.
The fire
quickly
got out of control.
 
 
By
morning
 
the
the fire
was
across
London Bridge.
Three hundred
buildings
 
had
burned down.
People
pulled down
buildings
 
to
stop
the fire.
 
The fire burnt
 
for
four
days
and
nights.
Guards
were
sent
 
to
protect
 
the
buildings.
People
took
their
possessions
from
their
homes.
They
hid
 
valuables
before
escaping.
 
13,000
houses
and
87
churches
burnt down.
 
 
Only
five
people
died.
 
200,000
people
had
no homes
or
work.
 
The
city
needed
rebuilding.