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Nearly 60 firefighters and officers tackled a fire in a semi detached house on Edison Road, Welling this evening.
Five people left the property before the arrival of the Brigade and two people were treated for smoke inhalation.
A passer by spotted smoke and raised the alarm and Brigade Control officers took 14 calls from members of the public reporting the fire.
Station Manager Robert Scrivener who was at the scene said;
”A neighbour saw smoke and flames and as well as calling 999, banged on the door to alert the occupants to the fire who then left the property before the arrival of the Brigade.
“Firefighters worked quickly to stop the fire from spreading to the property next door and they are also helping to salvage furniture and belongings before they are damaged by the water being used to damp down the property.”
8 fire engines an aerial ladder platform from stations including Plumstead, Bexley, Eltham and Erith fire stations were at the scene.
The Brigade was called at 1938 and the fire was under control at 2048.