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Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers were called to a fire in a block of flats on Godley Road in Earlsfield SW18 yesterday evening.
A four roomed flat on the first floor of the two storey block was gutted by the blaze and part of the building’s roof was damaged.
One woman escaped the flat before crews arrived and another woman and a child were treated for smoke inhalation by London Ambulance Service.
Watch Manager Mick Gomm from Battersea fire station who was at the scene said: "Our crews worked really hard to stop the fire from spreading to the roofs either side of the mid terraced maisonette where the fire had started. We also put in place salvage operations at an early stage to protect the properties below and either side from water damage."
The Brigade was called at 1818 and firefighters remained at the scene damping down throughout the night.
Crews from Battersea, Tooting, Wimbledon, Norbury, West Norwood and Lambeth fire stations attended the incident. An aerial ladder platform was also used as an observation platform. The cause of the fire is under investigation .