Nine people were rescued by firefighters from a severe blaze in a four storey house converted into flats on Horn Lane in Acton this morning.
Three women, two men and two children were rescued from a second floor of the property. Firefighters used a nearby buildings ladder to rescue a further two men who were on a flat roof at the rear of the block.
Ten residents from the building affected and three from a neighbouring block left before the Brigade arrived.
London Ambulance Service crews took two men to hospital who were suffering from smoke inhalation and treated numerous others at the scene.
Station Manager Carl St Paul, who was at the scene said:
“The initial crews worked exceptionally hard to rescue men, women and children from the blaze which was well developed. The fire was under control at around 6.30am but we’ll have crews here throughout the morning damping down. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the police and fire investigators.”
The Brigade was called at 0419 and the fire was under control by 0626. Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers from Acton, Chiswick, Ealing, Park Royal and Hammersmith fire stations attended the scene.