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Firefighters have issued a safety warning after an unattended oil pan is believed to have caused a fire at a flat on Post Office Approach in Forest Gate.
Part of the kitchen of a five-roomed flat on the third floor of a nine-storey block was damaged by the fire. One woman, one man and one child left the flat before the Brigade arrived. The woman and child were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene by London Ambulance Service crews.
The Brigade's fire investigators believe the cause of the fire was a pan of oil which ignited after being left unattended on a hob.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "You should never leave cooking unattended.
"If you have to leave the room or the house, turn the heat off before you do."
The Brigade was called at 1831 and the fire was under control by 2019. Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters from Leyton, Leytonstone, Plaistow, Shadwell and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.