Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to a house converted into flats on Parkhill Road, Kentish Town in the early hours of this morning.
The downstairs neighbour called 999 after hearing water gushing from a burst water pipe. The pipe had melted due to the blaze. A small section of a flat on the fourth and fifth floor was damaged by fire.
The neighbour left the property before the Brigade arrived. There were no injuries.
The Brigade was called at 0104 and the fire was under control at 0219. Fire crews from Kentish Town, Euston, and West Hampstead fire stations attended the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.