Pudding Lane. He was known around
London as the King's
He needed to keep
his ovens at a steady high temperature, so he kept lots of dry wood in
At about two
o'clock in the morning of Sunday 2nd September, this wood caught fire.
The flames spread
quickly, and soon all the downstairs rooms in the bakery were on fire.
Mr Farryner and his servants had to climb onto the bakery roof and jump
across to the house next door. By the time Mr Farryner had woken his
neighbours, the whole bakery was on fire.
By dawn that
morning, dozens of buildings in the area were alight.