6 people were able to escape a fire in a flat in Uxbridge thanks to a smoke alarm giving them an early warning. As well as the smoke alarm sounding, a woman in the house opposite noticed smoking coming out of a bedroom window and called the Brigade.
Around 10 firefighters and officers manged to keep the fire contained a bedroom and one man who was suffering from smoke inhalation was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service.
A spokesperson for London Fire Brigade said:
"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."
2 fire engines from Hillingdon attended the scene.
The Brigade was called at 1158 and the fire was under control by 1244. The cause of the fire is under investigation.