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Museum of London identifies man who raised alarm over Great Fire

Exhibition at museum’s new site will focus on Thomas Dagger and other ordinary Londoners caught up in 1666 inferno

The Great Fire of London, as so many schoolchildren learn, began in a bakery in Pudding Lane and prompted Samuel Pepys to bury his cheese in the garden.

Less is known, however, about the thousands of ordinary people who witnessed the fire and had to rebuild their lives after it.

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