Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued three people from a flat fire on Appleby Close in Chingford in the early hours of this morning.
A split level flat in a four storey block was damaged by the fire. Fire crews rescued two men and a child from the second floor. They were all suffering from smoke inhalation and taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.
Two fire engines and around 10 firefighters and officers attended the scene.
The Brigade was called at 0416 and the fire was under control by 0525. Fire crews from Chingford and Woodford fire stations attended the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation by Brigade officers and the police.