Around 1 o' clock in the morning, hours before the fire had started in the bakery on Pudding Lane, the maids were in the building had witnessed the fire, but they had said we were were too far for the fire to reach our location. I had gone back to sleep thinking the fire would not reach us. Jane, the maid, was still up to see the events that were occurring and had woken up Samuel saying that 3oo houses have already been burned down. As soon as everyone started to acknowledge the great fire, we all scattered to get our goods to survive. Once the fire had touched our house, we got into our boats to get away from the fire. Samuel came across the Duke of York and explained to him what we saw.