Two people have been rescued by firefighters from a fire in a timber extension to a shop on Greenwich Church Street, this evening.
Station Manager Barrie May who was at the scene said:
“A considerable amount of smoke was being blown into an adjoining property leaving two people at risk from being overcome with smoke inhalation. Quick thinking firefighters rescued the occupants of the building by guiding them to safety out of the first floor window and down a ladder. Crews then worked hard to stop the fire from spreading from the extension to the shop."
The timber extension was completely alight and around 60 firefighters are tackled the fire. 12 people evacuated the property before the arrival of the Brigade.
8 fire engines and an aerial ladder platform from stations including Greenwich, East Greenwich and Deptford fire stations were at the scene.
The cause of the fire is not known at this time.
The Brigade was called at 1908 and the fire was under control at 2158