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Last updated: 22/01/2018, 4:59 PM

Brixton - flat fire

05/09/2016 21:06
Lambeth
House or flat fire

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at a block of flats in Oak Square, Brixton last night (September 4).

A flat on the second floor of the seven-storey building was gutted by fire.

Watch manager Andy Wildsmith, who was at the scene, said: “Crews were face with a well developed fire and smoke had begun to fill the corridors of the block.

“Firefighters worked quickly to contain the fire to the flat of origin and prevented it from spreading to neighbouring properties.”

A man was led to safety from the flat by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and he was suffering from smoke inhalation and taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.

Around 100 people left the block of flats before the arrival of the Brigade.

The Brigade was called at 2106 and the fire was under control at 2231. Fire crews from Brixton, Clapham, Lambeth and Peckham fire stations attended the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service.