Firefighters are warning people not to leave their cooking unattended after a man was rescued from a flat fire on Steadfast Road in Kingston last night.
Five fire engines and around 30 firefighters and officers were called to deal with the fire in the six storey block.
Part of the flat’s kitchen was damaged by the blaze and the man rescued by crews was treated on scene by London Ambulance Service for smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental and caused by cooking being left unattended.
A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said: “You should never leave cooking unattended and if you have to leave the room or the house always turn the heat off.”
The Brigade was called at 2206 and the fire was under control by 2242. Fire crews from Kingston, Richmond and Twickenham fire stations attended the scene.