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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1858, Sunday, November 13, 1831

On Friday evening a fire broke out on the premises of Mr. Dormet, a large biscuit baker, in Narrow lane, Limehouse—it commenced in the bakehouse, but it is not known how it occurred, as the house is only occupied by an elderly female who has the ca?e of it (Mr. Dormet having gone to his country house at Camberwell). About eight o'clock she went up-stairs, and found the house smothered with smoke, and on opening the bakehouse door, the flames burst forth, and so rapid was the progress that in a very short time the whole of the back premises were destroyed; each of the adjoining houses were injured, and a great part of the stock of Mr. Smith, a sail maker was destroyed. By the great exertions of the firemen the flames were subdued by 12 o'clock, although at one time it threatened destruction to the surrounding neighbourhood, the street being so narrow, and the buildings many of them composed of wood.