Five years ago, a fire ravaged a significant area of Barrowdale despite efforts to quell it. The true number of dead is unknown, as no one ever really cared to account for dead urchins and beggars, but likely numbers in the hundreds. The fire was blamed on a small community of tieflings. Several of these tieflings were murdered by lynch mobs before the Blinded Eye took advantage of the unrest to wrench control of some territory. The gangs then turned back on each other. Although some of the burned structures remain unrepaired and uninhabited, others have been built upon with new hovels.
The fire appears to be ever-burning in Fallen Renin. Although no significant attempts to extinguish it have been made (at least not such that are generally known by the Wayfarers), the fire does not appear to consume material as it burns. Rumours of elemental magic (naturally occurring or otherwise), or of elementals themselves have spread among the Wayfarers.