Firefighters have issued a smoking safety reminder following a fire at a block of flats on Rosewood Avenue in Hornchurch.
Part of a flat on the first floor was damaged by the fire. One person left the property before the Brigade arrived. They were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.
The Brigade's fire investigation team believe the fire was accidental and was caused by the unsafe disposal of smoking materials.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "If you smoke it is vitally important you stub your cigarette right out when you've finished smoking, preferably in an ashtray.
"If you don’t, you risk causing a fire."
Safety advice for smokers:
The Brigade was called at 1005 and the fire was under control by 1055. Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters from Hornchurch, Dagenham, Harold Hill and Barking fire stations attended the scene.