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Firefighters are urging people not to try and tackle fires themselves after a house fire on Pearcroft Road, Leytonstone.
Part of the kitchen was damaged by fire. Two people were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene by London Ambulance Service crews.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "One occupant attempted to tackle the fire themselves and thankfully they were not seriously injured. We would always advise people to leave their property immediately upon discovering a fire and to call 999.
"Fortunately there was a smoke alarm fitted in this property which alerted a resident to the fire. This is also a reminder of the importance of having smoke alarms fitted throughout your home as they give the earliest possible warning of fire."
The Brigade was called at 0327 and the fire was under control by 0357. Two fire engines and around 10 firefighters from Leytonstone and Leyton fire stations attended the scene.
The fire is believed to be accidental and caused by a motor in a cooker’s hoods extractor fan.