On September 1st 1666, Thomas forgot to put the fire out. It runned away in fury. There were sparks and flames, it rushed everywhere. It burned St Pauls cathedral.
Samuel Pepys recorded the great fire of London.
They tipped water on the fire. They were scared of the fire. It started on the the 2nd and went on until the 5th of September. It almost went to the Tower of London.
The Monument is 61 metres high. Wren designed the monument to remember the fire of London.