Woman hospitalised after fire rips through block of flats

A woman was taken to hospital after a fire ripped through a block of flats early this morning.

Four fire engines and about 25 firefighters tackled a fire at a block of flats in Comber Grove, Camberwell.

One woman was rescued by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, using a ladder. She was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews suffering from smoke inhalation. 

Another woman managed to escape the building before the London Fire Brigade (LFB) arrived.

Firefighters also rescued two cats from the building before the fire was brought under control.

Part of a five-roomed flat on the second floor was damaged by the blaze, the LFB said.  

The LFB was called at around 8am and the fire was under control by around 9.20am. 

Firefighters from Peckham, Brixton and Old Kent Road fire stations attended the scene.

A spokeswoman from the LFB said: “The Brigade’s 999 control officers gave vital fire survival guidance to a member of the public before firefighters arrived at the scene.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”

(Picture: LFB)

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