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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued an unconscious woman from a fire at a house converted into a residential care home on Beccles Drive in Barking, early this morning.
The woman was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service. Six other residents and two care workers left the building before the arrival of the Brigade.
Part of the ground floor was damaged by fire.
Two fire engines from Barking fire station attended the incident.
The Brigade was called at 0100 and the fire was under control at 0157. Following an investigation by the Brigade and the Metropolitan Police, the fire was found to be as a result of a firework, aimed at the building from a moving car, which broke through the bedroom window.