A 17th Century London skyline was set ablaze to commemorate the Great Fire of London

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A model of the London skyline was set ablaze on the River Thames to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.

Great Fire of London replica

The 120-metre long model of a 17th Century London sky line was created by American 'burn' artist David Best as part of London's Burning festival.

Great Fire of London replica (Hannah McKay/PA)

Floating on the River Thames in flames, the model retold the historic story of September 6 1666, when a fire ripped through the City of London destroying homes, businesses and iconic structures,

Great Fire of London replica (Hannah McKay/PA)

The mesmerising scene was gazed upon by hundreds on the banks of the River Thames, and streamed live by thousands online.