Six fire engines and around 35 firefighters and officers attended a house fire on Jamestown Way in Poplar earlier this afternoon.
The fire gutted the whole of the second floor and roof of the three storey terraced property.
Station Manager Nick Harding was at the scene, he said:
“The property is in a very exposed spot and it is windy today, this didn’t help the situation but crews worked very hard to stop the fire spreading so neighbouring properties were not affected.
“We want to reiterate our message that when there is a fire people should ‘get out and stay out’. Unfortunately a man was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene after he saw flames, entered the property, and attempted to put the fire out.” He was treated at the scene by London Ambulance Service.
The Brigade was called at 1300 and the incident was over at 1519. Crews from Poplar, Millwall, Shadwell, Stratford, East Greenwich and East Ham fire stations attended the incident.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.