A man was rescued by firefighters after a fire broke out in a three floor terraced house converted into flats on Grosvenor Park in Camberwell, SE5 in the early hours of this morning.
Another 17 people from neighbouring properties left their homes before the firefighters arrived on the scene.
Watch Manager Stewart Gordon from Old Kent Road fire station was at the scene, he said:
“The man was trapped in the ground floor flat and had no way of escaping the blaze. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus managed to get him out through one of the basement windows. Luckily he wasn’t injured. Our crews worked extremely hard and were able to get the fire under control quickly, they did an amazing job.“
The house was severely damaged by the blaze.
Six fire engines and around 30 firefighters were called to the incident. Fire crews from Lambeth, Old Kent Road and Peckham fire stations were at the scene. The London Ambulance Service was also called to the fire.
The Brigade was called at 0351 and the fire was under control by 0704.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.