September 2, 1666 CE – London Bursts into Flames

September 2, 1666 CE – London Bursts into FlamesRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons At a small bakery on Pudding Lane, one of the worst fires in human history broke out in London on September 2, 1666. More than 13,000 homes burned to the ground as the conflagration consumed much of the central districts of the city, feeding on the largely wood construction to advance much quicker than the primitive firefighting forces of the day could keep up. As many as 80,000 people were left homeless when the Great Fire burned out on September 5th. The medieval district of London, and the city as a whole, had faced numerous […]