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A man and a woman were rescued by firefighters from a fire on King Henry’s Drive in Croydon.
The fire is believed to have started in an overfilled ash tray. The fire was very small but created smoke within the first floor flat.
The occupants called 999 and a control officer gave them vital fire survival guidance information until fire crews arrived.
When firefighters arrived they found the man and woman standing at the top of the stairs. Fire crews assisted the pair down. They were both suffering from smoke inhalation and were treated at the scene by London Ambulance Service crews.
The Brigade was called at 0437 and the fire was under control by 0523. Firefighters from Addington, Biggin Hill, Woodside and Croydon fire stations were at the scene.