Eight fire engines and fifty eight firefighters and officers were called to a house fire on Shooters Hill Road in Blackheath this afternoon.
Part of the first floor and second floor was alight and half of the roof caught fire in the three-storey detached house. One person and a dog left the property before the Brigade arrived.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area as the road was closed London-bound between the Sun in the Sands roundabout and Stratheden Road on the A2. It has now re-opened although there is still congestion in the area.
Station Manager, Lee Sparks is at the scene and said: "The first crews to arrive at the scene saw smoke coming from the roof of the property. Firefighters entered the house with breathing apparatus and encountered fire and heavy smoke. They remain at the scene and are now carrying out salvage operations to protect belongings in the property."
Fire crews from East Greenwich, Plumstead, Lewisham, Eltham, New Cross, Greenwich and Old Kent Road fire stations attended the blaze. The Brigade was called at 1244 and the fire was under control by 1533.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.