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Firefighters have issued a cooking safety reminder after a fire at a flat on Bidborough Street in King's Cross.
Part of a flat on the first floor of the building was damaged by the fire. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued one man from a first floor window via a ladder. Another man was led to safety by crews via an internal staircase. They were both taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation by London Ambulance Service crews.
The Brigade's fire investigation team believe the cause of the fire was cooking left unattended in a microwave.
A London Fire Brigades spokesperson said: "You should never leave cooking unattended – if you have to leave the room or the house, turn the heat off or switch the microwave off before you do.”
THe Brigade was called at 0314 and the fire was under control by 0436. Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters from Euston, Soho and Islington fire stations attended the scene.