The Great Fire of London took
place 350 years ago, in September, 1666. It started in a bakery.
There was no rain that summer. London was very dry and a brisk
east wind spread the flames.
Fire fighting equipment was not much good. And it was difficult
to get water unless near the river.
King Charles II, and his brother, the Duke of York, had to
take charge of fighting the fire. It lasted for 4 days and
burned down most of London.