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More informationCharles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne (1866-1944) was a British writer of popular adventure fiction and fantastic literature.
"The Fire", published in 1904, tells the story of Great Britain caught in the grip of a terrible freezing hurricane which has frozen everything solid. During this dire, cold weather, a huge fire breaks out in West London.
Fanned by the high winds and unimpeded by the fire services, whose water supplies are solid ice, the fire spreads rapidly across the city as the population attempts in vain to flee in terror.