Fire Ravishes Capital In Turkey
Stamboul was a named used for Constantinople in the Middle Ages. The name is used in modern times for the historic center of the city.
On June 3, 1912 fire swept through large areas of Stamboul destroying 2,000 houses and several mosques. Larger wealthier structures were spared blocked by the Hippodrome and Sultan Ahmed mosque but the houses of the poor were burned in a 3/4 mile path of destruction that reached to the sea.