Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers were called to a fire in flats above a range of shops on Green Lanes in Palmers Green this evening. An aerial ladder platform was also at the scene.
Crews used a ladder to rescue a man from the third floor of the four storey building and he was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service suffering from smoke inhalation.
Before the Brigade arrived a member of the public used a builder's ladder to rescue a woman and child from a first floor window ledge. A further 20 people left the building before firefighters got to the scene.
Station Manager Claiton Murray who was at the incident said: “When the initial crews arrived they acted quickly to control the fire and worked extremely hard to limit the spread of the blaze as much as possible.”
The fire damaged two flats on the third floor and caused slight damaged to four further flats on the first and second floors. A staircase from the ground floor to the roof was gutted by the blaze and the roof itself was also damaged in the fire.
The Brigade was called at 1905 and the fire was under control by 2152. Crews from Southgate, Edmonton, Hornsey, Barnet, Woodford, Homerton and Walthamstow attended the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation.