Around 60 firefighters and officers tackled a fire in a flat above shops on Upper Tooting Road in Tooting this morning.
Crews wearing breathing apparatus rescued two people from the fire. One was led to safety from a stairwell and another was rescued via a ladder. There are no reports of any injuries.
A flat on the third floor and part of the staircase on the second and third floors were damaged by fire.
Eight fire engines and an aerial ladder platform from fire stations including Tooting, Wimbledon and Clapham were at the scene.
The Brigade was called at 0104 and the fire was under control at 0246.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.