Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters were called to a serious house fire on Brookfield Close in Mill Hill in the early hours of this morning.
Watch Manager Matthew Goad, who was in charge of the incident, said: “When we arrived on the scene we could see flames coming from the ground and first floor windows and quickly realised how serious the fire was. Our firefighters worked incredibly hard for several hours and despite the fact that the flames had already spread into next door’s roof, they prevented that house from being badly damaged.
“Fortunately there was no one inside the house when we arrived. We think that the elderly man that lived in the house had been rescued by his next door neighbour. He was badly burned and was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment.”
The house where the fire started was badly damaged by the blaze and the roof was completely destroyed.
The Brigade was called at 0544 and the fire was under control by 0702. Firefighters from Mill Hill, Hendon and Finchley fire stations were at the scene. The Brigade’s fire investigators are now at the scene to establish how the fire started.