Firefighters rescued three people using fire escape hoods after a house fire on Bowden Close in Feltham.
A women and her two daughters were unable to leave the house due to the fire and crews wearing breathing apparatus fitted them with fire escape hoods and led them to safety. They were assessed at the scene for smoke inhalation and two were taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.
Fire escape hoods provide members of the public with up to 15 minutes protection from four of the main fire gases (carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, hydrogen chloride and acrolein) and can be worn by conscious or unconscious people. If more than 15 minutes protection is required then another hood can be given to each wearer. They do not provide oxygen but temporarily filter toxic smoke to make breathing easier.
Part of the ground floor of the property was damaged by fire.
The Brigade was called at 2357 and the fire was under control by 0022. Two fire engines and around 10 firefighters from Feltham and Hillingdon fire stations attended the scene.