350 YEARS AGO: GREAT BALLS OF FIRE! 🔥🔥🔥
Or, an alternative title: The Great Fire of London
- •Sunday 2 September, 1666 🔥The fire starts in a bakery in Pudding Lane. The fire spreads rapidly, heading west. In a bid to contain the conflagration, wide scale demolition of buildings starts on Sunday evening.
- •Monday 3 September, 1666 🔥🔥The fire starts moving north, to the heart of the City of London. Civil order breaks down. Foreigners are targeted and blamed for the disaster.
- •Tuesday 4 September, 1666 🔥🔥🔥The fire spreads across the City of London and St Paul's Cathedral is destroyed. Gunpowder is used to demolish buildings at a faster rate. The wind begins to die down.
- •Wednesday 5 September, 1666 🔥The fire is finally put out, but there are isolated, smaller fires in and around the devastated area. The fire is stopped at Pye Corner.