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London Fire Brigade’s 999 control officers gave vital fire survival guidance to a resident after a fire broke out at a block of flats in Langley Park Road , Sutton in the early hours of this morning.
The blaze started in a flat on the first floor of the building and damaged part of the property.
One man in an adjacent flat, who was unable to leave his property, was given fire survival guidance over the phone by the Brigade’s control officers.
Control officers give advice including to block doorways to stop smoke from coming in to their properties and to go to an open window.
The man was then led to safety by crews wearing breathing apparatus.
Two other residents left the building before the arrival of the Brigade and they were taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service suffering from smoke inhalation.
The Brigade was called at 0252 and the fire was under control at 0336. Fire crews from Sutton and Wallington fire stations attended the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.