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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued a man from a flat fire on Main Road in Sidcup last night.
Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to the fire in a block of flats. The blaze damaged part of a flat on the first floor of the property.
Fire crews rescued a man from the rear bedroom of the apartment. He was suffering from smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital.
There was a smoke alarm fitted in the property, which alerted a neighbour to call the Brigade. A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said:
"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 in your home.”
The Brigade was called at 2341 and the fire was under control by 0040. Fire crews from Sidcup, Eltham and Orpington fire stations attended the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.