The Great Fire of London started on Sunday 2nd September 1666. It started in a bakery on Pudding Lane. Thomas Farynor was the owner of the shop. He was a baker for King Charles II. 

At one o’clock in the morning, a servant woke up and found the bakery on fire. She warned the family who was trapped upstairs. They managed to escape on to the roof next door.

The fire started because Thomas Farynor had not put the oven fire out properly. The embers were hot and set light to a stack of firewood.

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The fire lasted for 5 days. The fire destroyed 13,200 houses, 87 churches, St. Paul’s Cathedral and many other buildings.