Two women and two children escaped a house fire on Sterry Road in Dagenham, yesterday evening.
The occupants left the property before the arrival of the Brigade. A man and woman also evacuated from a neighbouring property. All were assessed by the London Ambulance Service and one child was taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation.
Half of the first floor and a small area of the roof was damaged by fire.
Station Manager Stephen West said: “When firefighters arrived they faced a well developed fire on the first floor, the initial crews did really well to prevent the fire from spreading into the roof space.”
Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers from Ilford and Barking fire stations attended the incident.
The Brigade was called at 1805 and the fire was under control by 1937. The cause of the fire is under investigation.