Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued a man from a flat fire on High Road in Tottenham this afternoon.
The fire damaged a flat on the first floor of a four storey block of flats.
Fire crews rescued the man from the bedroom and led him to safety via an internal staircase. He was suffering from smoke inhalation and was treated on scene by London Fire Brigade crews.
There was a smoke alarm fitted in the property, which sounded. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental, due to cooking left unattended.
A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said:
“In most of the cooking incidents we attend smoke alarms alert someone to call the Brigade and thankfully they were fitted in this case. Everyone should have at least one smoke alarm on every level of their home and the safest option is to have those linked together. This will give the earliest warning if there is a fire and give you vital seconds to escape and call 999.”
The Brigade was called at 1356 and the fire was under control by 1425. Two fire engines and 10 firefighters and officers from Tottenham fire station attended the scene.