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Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at Harlech Tower on Park Road East in Acton yesterday evening.
The fire was contained to half of a four-roomed flat on the sixth floor in the block of flats. Firefighters led four people to safety from the sixth floor via an internal staircase and around 70 people self evacuated before the Brigade arrived.
One man suffering from smoke inhalation was treated at the scene by London Ambulance Service.
Station Manager Gareth Cook who was at the scene said: “It is incidents like this which show how important it is to know what to do in the event of a fire, especially if you live in a flat. If there is a fire in another part of your building while you are inside your purpose-built flat or maisonette, and you're not affected by the fire, stay put and call 999.
“There is lots of helpful advice on our website which explains what to do in the event of a fire. I would also urge everyone to fit smoke alarms in their homes and test them regularly.”
The Brigade was called at 1954 and the incident was over by 2100. Fire crews from Acton, Chiswick, Ealing and Hammersmith fire stations were at the scene.
The cause of the fire is accidental.