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    Property insurance can be traced to the Great Fire of London, which in 1666 devoured more than 13,000 houses.The devastating effects of the fire converted the development of insurance "from a matter of convenience into one of urgency, a change of opinion reflected in Sir Christopher Wren's inclusion of a site for 'the Insurance Office' in his new plan for London in 1667".