Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters attended a fire at a block of flats in South London today.
The fire started in a bin room at around 5pm in Bromley Road, Catford.
Six adults and a child were led to safety from the eight-storey building by firefighters and treated for smoke inhalation.
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Residents were evacuated and road closures were in place causing significant delays in the area at rush hour.
Part of the bin room on the lower ground floor, where the fire started, was damaged by the fire.
The fire was brought under control by 6.22pm and the road opened but fire crews remained on the scene to “dampen down” the blaze.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.
Station Commander Shaun Coltress, who was at the scene, said: “The fire started in a bin room on the lower ground floor and produced a significant amount of smoke.
“There were some local road closures so we advised motorists to avoid the area where possible.”
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