Firefighters have issued a smoke alarm warning after a house fire on Plimsoll Road in Islington, yesterday evening.
Crews wearing breathing apparatus battled the blaze in the two storey terraced house, which severely damaged half of the first floor.
One man left the property before the Brigade arrived and he was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service.
There were no smoke alarms fitted in the property. A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said:
"Everyone should have at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home and the safest option is to have those linked together. This will give the earliest warning if there is a fire in your home."
The Brigade was called at 2050 and the fire was under control by 2328. Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers from Holloway, Islington and Kentish Town fire stations attended the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.