Firefighters are reminding people to take care with candles after a fire at a flat on Brunswick Mews in Streatham.
A small part of a four roomed flat on the second floor of the three-storey block was damaged by the fire. One person left the property before the Brigade arrived. They were treated on the scene and taken to hospital for smoke inhalation by London Ambulance Service crews.
The Brigade's fire investigation team believe the fire was accidental and was caused by tea lights catching furniture alight.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “Candles are one of the most common causes of fire.
"It’s really important that you never leave a candle unattended and keep them away from curtains and anything else that can easily catch fire.”
The Brigade was called at 0229 and the fire was under control at 0340. Four fire crews and around 25 firefighters from Tooting and Brixton fire stations attended the scene.