Maida Vale flat fire Warrington Crescent

Firefighters rescued residents using escape hoods from a flat fire in Maida Vale early this morning.

Nine people were assessed for smoke inhalation after being evacuated from the block on Warrington Crescent by firefighters using breathing apparatus.

Of the residents rescued, four were on the second floor which was partly damaged by the blaze and were assisted with fire escape hoods which provide up to 15 minutes protection from toxic smoke.

The fire brigade were first alerted to the fire on the second floor of the terrace house at 6.18am on Thursday. The fire was under control by 7.40am.

Another 15 people left the building on their own before fire crews arrived at the building, which appears to be scaffolded. Eight fire engines, 60 firefighters and crews from the London Ambulance Service attended the incident near Warwick Avenue,

The cause of the blaze is being investigated.

Image: London Fire Brigade.

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