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Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers dealt with a house fire on Westwood Road in Ilford, this afternoon (Saturday).
The first floor of a mid terraced house of two floors was entirely damaged by the fire, which also damaged part of the roof.
A woman and female teenager left the property before the arrival of the Brigade. They were suffering from smoke inhalation and where treated on site by London Ambulance Service crews, then taken to hospital.
A smoke alarm was fitted in the property, but didn’t operate. A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said:
"Everyone should have at least one working 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 1249 and the fire was under control by 1415. Fire crews from Ilford, Dagenham and Romford fire stations attended the scene. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.