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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 401 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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I292. Carlisle, destroyed. 1507. Norwich, nearly destroyed; 718 houses burned. 1544. Leith, burned. 1598. Tiverton, 400 houses and a large number of horses burned; 33 persons killed. Loss, £150,000. 1612. „ 600 houses burned. Loss over £200,000. 1731. ,, 300 houses burned. 1700. Edinburgh, " the Great Fire.” 1612. Cork, greater part burned, and again in 1622. 1613. Dorchester, nearly destroyed. Loss, £200,000. 1614. Stratford-on-Avon, burned. 1644. Beaminster, burned. Again in 1684 and 1781. 1675. Northampton, almost totally destroyed. 1683. Newmarket, large part of the town burned. 1694. Warwick, more than half burned; rebuilt by national con- tribution. 1707. Lisburn, burned. 1727. Gravesend, destroyed. 1738. Wellingborough, 800 houses burned. 1743. Crediton, 450 houses destroyed. 176o. Portsmouth, dockyard burned. Loss, £400,000. 1770. ,, „ Loss, £ioo,000. 1802. Liverpool, destructive fire. Loss, £I,000,000. 1827. Sheerness, 50 houses and much property destroyed. 1854. Gateshead, 50 persons killed. Loss, £1,000,000. 1875. Glasgow. Great fire. Loss, £300,000. FRANCE 59. Lyons, burned to ashes. Nero offers to rebuild it. 1118. Nantes, greater part of the city destroyed. 1137. Dijon, burned. 1524. Troyes, nearly destroyed. 1720. Rennes, on fire from December 22 to 29. 850 houses burned. 1784. Brest. Fire and explosion in dockyard. Loss, £I,000,000. 1862. Marseilles, destructive fire. 1871. Paris. Communist devastations. Property destroyed, £32,000,000.
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