Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus rescued a man and woman from a house fire on Strouds Close in Chadwell Heath early this morning.
Two fire engines and around10 firefighters and officers were called to a fire in a two storey house. Part of the ground floor was damaged by the blaze. A car in the front garden was also destroyed by the blaze.
Watch Manager Keith Fearn who was on the scene said:
“On arrival firefighters saw flames coming from the house and a car alight in the front garden. A man and a woman were trapped by the fire in a first floor bedroom as there was heavy smoke in the stairway. We rescued the pair who were both suffering from smoke inhalation.”
There were working smoke alarms fitted in the property. He added: "Our advice is to have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home and the safest option is have the alarms linked together. This will give the earliest warning if there is a fire in your home."
The Brigade was called at 0217 and the fire was under control by 0250. Fire crews from Ilford fire station attended the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation by London Fire Brigade’s officers and the police.