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Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus rescued a woman and a child from a house fire on Church Street in Edmonton this morning.
Firefighters used a short extension ladder to rescue the two from the first floor. Another man left the property before the arrival of the Brigade. He was suffering from smoke inhalation and was treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews.
Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers tackled the blaze, which damaged a flat on the ground floor of the property. An oxygen cylinder was found on the scene and cooled down to safety.
The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental. A smoke alarm was fitted in the property and helped raising the alarm. A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said:
"Everyone should have at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home and the safest option is have those linked together. This will give the earliest warning if there is a fire in your home."
The Brigade was called at 1135 and the fire was under control by 1223. Fire crews from Edmonton, Southgate, Finchley and Enfield fire stations attended the scene.