Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to a fire at a flat above a shop on High Road in Tottenham in the early hours of this morning.
Half of the ground, first and second floors of the building were damaged by fire. Eight people were out of the building before the Brigade arrived. One man was treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews.
Sub Officer Lee Green, who was at the scene, said: “On arrival there was thick, black smoke coming out of the front of the building and flames were visible.
“Crews gained entry through the back of the building and worked incredibly hard to quickly bring the fire under control.”
The fire is believed to have been accidental and involved a tumble dryer.
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The Brigade was called at 0026 and the fire was under control by 0123. Fire crews from Tottenham, Edmonton, Stoke Newington, Walthamstow and Hornsey fire stations attended the scene.