Fire throughout history

June 1, 2020 2:09 pm


Fire is a beautiful natural event but it can also be extremely dangerous. In order to ensure you comply with health and safety guidelines you should ensure that you have a policy in place for fire risks. A Fire Risk Assessment Bristol company can help you with this. Here are some times when fire got out of control in the past.

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In 1666 the Great Fire of London swept through the city leaving behind it a trail of devastation. It is thought that the fire started in one of the back streets where the buildings were densely packed together making it easy for the fire to spread from one place to the next. Over 80% of the city was destroyed.

In 1865 the largest fire in the United States took place. This happened aboard the steamship Sultana and resulted in the deaths of over 1,500 people when the boilers on board the ship exploded.

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In 1987 the largest wildlife in modern history occurred and is now known as The Black Dragon Fire. It ripped through 200 million acres across China and what was then known as the Soviet Union.

There have been many more fires in the past and in recent history that have been devastating to nature and life and continually remind us of the importance of being fire aware.