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Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to a flat fire on Aberdeen Park, Highbury in the early hours of this morning.
The fire is believed to have started in the bedroom and caused by candles left unattended. An elderly man left the property before the Brigade arrived. He was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.
Smoke travelled throughout the block of flats and affected the upstairs property through an open balcony window. A woman and a man were rescued by firefighters from the second floor flat via a short ladder. Three further adults were led to safety by the internal staircase. Around 15 people left the block before the Brigade arrived.
The Brigade was called at 0503 and the fire was under control by 0611. Fire crews from Islington, Stoke Newington and Holloway fire stations were at the scene.