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A man was rescued from a fire at a house on Gibbon Road in Peckham, this evening.
The man was led to safety by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus. He was suffering from smoke inhalation and burns to his hands and was taken to hospital by London Ambulance service crews.
Part of the ground floor of the three storey house was damaged by fire.
Two fire engines and 14 firefighters from Peckham and New Cross fire stations attended the incident.
The Brigade was called at 1822 and the fire was under control at 1926. The cause of the fire is under investigation.