Fire crews led seven people to safety from a flat fire on London Road in Thornton Heath early this morning. A further five people were lead to safety from the adjacent flat. Two men were taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service to be treated for smoke inhalation. A flat the covered the first and second floors was badly damaged in the blaze.
Four fire engines went to the scene from Croydon and Norbury fire stations. 21 firefighters and officers tackled the blaze.
The Brigade was called at 0600 and the fire was declared under control at 0713.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.