On Sunday, September 2, 1666, the fire began accidentally Great Fire of London begins In the early morning hours, the Great Fire of London breaks out in the house of King Charles II’s baker on Pudding Lane near London Bridge. 1. Great Fire of London, (September 2–5, 1666), the worst fire in London’s history. The baker and his family escaped through an upstairs window. by Ben Johnson. Analysis of melted pottery fragments – found in the burnt-out remains of … The people of London who had managed to survive the Great Plague in 1665 must have thought that the year 1666 could only be better, and couldn’t possibly be worse! A fire started on September 2nd in the King’s bakery in Pudding Lane near London Bridge. Temperatures hit 1,700°C. ^ All dates are given according to the Julian calendar. King Charles II spoke to the Lord Mayor of London, Thomas Bloodworth, and warned him of the danger of fire in the city due to the narrow streets and overhanging wooden houses. Note that, when recording British history, it is usual to use the dates recorded at the time of the event. Party event in London, United Kingdom by Extrem and Great Fire of London on Monday, July 6 2020 with 22K people interested and 1.3K people going. Any dates between 1 January and 25 March have their year adjusted to start on 1 January according to the New Style. It destroyed a large part of the City of London, including most of the civic buildings, old St. Paul’s Cathedral, 87 parish churches, and about 13,000 houses. 1666 Sunday 2nd September 1 am A fire broke out in the house of baker Thomas Farriner in Pudding Lane. The Great Fire of London. It … Poor souls… they could not have imagined the new disaster that was to befall them in 1666.