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Firefighters rescued four people from a fire at a block of flats on Plowman Close in Edmonton, last night.
Crews wearing breathing apparatus rescued a woman from the second floor, a man from the first floor and two women from the ground floor of the block. Another man left the ground floor before the arrival of the Brigade. All five people were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation by the London Ambulance Service.
Watch Manager Mike Cotton who was at the scene, said: “When we arrived the ground floor flat was well alight with flames visible at the back windows. There was a lot of smoke in the block so crews wearing breathing apparatus rescued the occupants before quickly bringing the fire under control.”
Half of a four roomed flat on the ground floor was damaged by fire.
Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers from Tottenham and Edmonton fire stations attended the incident.
The Brigade was called at 2228 and the fire was under control at 2328. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the London Fire Brigade and Metropolitan Police.