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Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus rescued two women from a fire in a hotel on High Street in Croydon this morning.
They were led to safety from the third floor via an internal staircase. They were suffering from smoke inhalation and taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.
A single room on the first floor of the three storey hotel was badly damaged by the fire. Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers dealt with the blaze.
A third woman was also taken to hospital as a precaution. Further 10 people left the property before the arrival of the Brigade.
Fire crews from Croydon, Woodside and Wallington fire stations attended the scene.
The Brigade was called at 0645 and the fire was under control by 0732. The cause of the fire is under investigation.