July 18, 64: The Great Fire Of Nero And The Ancient History Of Firefighting

On the night of July 18 in the year 64 CE, a fire began within the city of Rome that would rage for over a week. The threat of fire was a regular and real one in the ancient city, but the use of fire brigades to fight these blazes are a forgotten part of Rome’s history of natural disasters.

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