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Three fire engines and around 15 firefighters were called to a fire at a house on Humberstone Road in Plaistow.
Part of the ground floor of the terraced house was damaged by the fire. One man was led to safety from the ground floor by crews wearing breathing apparatus. Another man and woman were led to safety from a first floor flat roof by neighbours using a builder’s ladder. The man and woman were treated on scene for smoke inhalation by London Ambulance Service crews.
Watch Manager David Southam, who was at the scene, said: “I’d like to thank the neighbours for their quick thinking in assisting two residents to safety from the house.”
The Brigade was called at 0456 and the fire was under control by 0536. Fire crews from Plaistow, East Ham and Stratford fire stations attended the scene.
The cause of the fire is believed to be unattended cooking left on the hob.