19th century 1862 1857 - 1864 1857 1857 1864 1864 1858 1857 Prague's Reference Plan of the 1840s, MMP 1857. Domitzr Printworks Fire in Holešovice On 20 February 1857 shortly after midday, a fire started in Holešovice, in the printing machinery centre of a factory, seemingly caused by overheating stoves. The fire kept rapidly spreading and increasing in volume but due to thick fog hovering above Prague, it was not detected for some time. The fire-fighting efforts continued late into the night. The damage was substantial because the printing machinery had been destroyed by the fire. 1857. Kobler's Cardboard Factory Fire in Smíchov On 20 March 1857, stoves in the Kobler's cardboard factory got overheated which resulted in a fire. Although it was spotted fairly late, the joint efforts of fire-fighters who had arrived from Smíchov, Malá Strana and other places succeeded in putting the fire out within an hour. 1857. L. G. Bondy House Fire in Dlouhá Street On 15 June 1857, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, a fire started at the house of factory owner L. G. Bondy, number 741/1 Dlouhá Street. Under the command of Mr. Lammer, 14 novices, who had been practising for 1 month only, rushed to the site of the fire with two manually driven fire engines. There, people were engaged in carrying out furniture which they were doing with such thoroughness that even a piano was thrown out of the window. The commander wanted to get a portable fire engine upstairs but it proved impossible since the fire had been noticed too late and had already spread considerably. Several fire engines from Prague as well as other vehicles took part in the fire-fighting operation. 1858. Šerlinské Mills Fire On 25 December 1857, firemen were notified that there was a fire in Smíchov. Guards were sent to help and they found out that Šerlinské Mills close to Žofín were on fire. There, it became clear that saving the mills was out of the question and so commander Lammer decided to focus only on the neighbouring buildings. He had the roofs of those buildings torn down and his men then went inside and managed to confine the fire to the mills. 1862. Bellman's Paper Mill Fire in Bubeneč On 29 September 1862, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, a fire flared up at Bellmann's paper mill situated in the Emperor's Mill in Bubeneč and turned the whole factory into ashes within a couple of hours. The cause of the fire is not known. The damage suffered amounted to some 40,000 gold coins. 1864. K. Behr's Factory Fire in the Old Town On 18 February 1864 at 11 pm, a big fire started at K. Behr's gilding factory in the Horse Market. It probably began in the yard in the boiler room or close to it. The fire-fighters were very brave and several men suffered burns. One fire engine was damaged, too. 1864. Kassowitz's Glass Factory Fire On 21 February 1864, at 11 pm, a fire started in the warehouse of Mr. Kassowitz's glass factory and it produced such smoke that tenants were hurriedly leaving their homes. In the panic that followed, two children were left in one apartment but they were saved by firemen. The fire was confined to the warehouse.