started in King Charles II's baker on Pudding Lane near London Bridge. The baker,
Thomas Farrinor, failed to properly extinguish the fire in his oven before going
this point the fire spread rapidly through the oak timbered and tar coated properties.
Tar had been put on the side of homes to stop the rain, but it was highly inflammable
and quickly spread the flames.
spreading to warehouses in Thames Street a city wide inferno was assured, filled
with combustibles they added impetus to a fire quickly going out of control.
houses were destroyed, as were nearly 90 churches. Only 16 people lost their lives.
fire was eventually extinguished on September 6. Only 16 people were thought to