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A plastic item left on an electric hob was believed to be the cause of a small fire in sheltered accommodation flat on Press Road in Willesden last night.
A small part of a ground-floor flat was damaged by fire. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued an elderly woman. She was suffering from slight smoke inhalation and taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.
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The Brigade was called at 2129 and the fire was under control at 2223. Two fire engines and 10 firefighters from Willesden and Wembley fire stations attended the scene.