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Maisonette blaze - Harley Street

02/06/2018 17:59
House or flat fire

Firefighters rescued a woman from a maisonette fire on Harley Street, W1 this afternoon.

The whole of the fourth floor and half of the fifth floor was damaged by fire. The elderly woman was rescued by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus via an internal staircase. She was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.

The cause of the fire is believed to be sunlight reflecting off of a make-up mirror.

Firefighters from Paddington, Soho, Kentish Town, Lambeth, Euston, Islington, Kensington, North Kensington and Battersea fire stations attended the scene.

The Brigade was called at 1759 and the fire was under control by 1912.