My, Lord, our people have complains about how bad the streets are.
London was the biggest city at the time filled with nearly 500,000 people. The king at that time, 1666, was Charles II. London was always a dirty place and filled with garbage like slums. London was the way it was.
Since London was a big city it needed extra space. London houses had overhanging parts of the buildings and were all made out of timber. London was pretty much flammable.
Rest in Peace lads, rest in peace.
One night a small fire broke out of a bakery at Pudding Lane. This was an unfortunate night for the Londoners. The fire spread quickly by the timber and the streets. It was a disaster!
England at that time did not have any firearms and had leather buckets, axes and water. Firearms were not really powerful back then. People lost their lives in the fire.
History sources say that from 5-10 people died at the great fire of London. The fire raged for 4 days until the wind had stopped. 80% of London was burnt. Some historians argue that the great fire was a pro.
Samuel Pepys worked for the Parliament and had a 9 year old diary. Samuel Pepys knew London very well. Samuel Pepys described how and what happened in every detail.