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The Great Fire of London occurred due to the failure of Thomas Farrinor, the king's baker, to extinguish the fire in his oven at the end of the day in September 1666. Sparks from the oven ignited the nearby firewood, set... More »

Although the London Fire Brigade did not exist at the time, it lists the death toll from the Great Fire of London at six. Historians state that indirect causes resulted in countless additional deaths for months after the... More »

Although the London Fire Brigade did not exist at the time, it lists the death toll from the Great Fire of London at six. Historians state that indirect causes resulted in countless additional deaths for months after the... More »

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