Child treated for smoke inhalation after fire in Manor Park flat


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A child was treated for smoke inhalation after a family fled a fire in their Manor Park flat.

The mother, father and six children were alerted to the fire by their smoke alarm on Saturday night and safely left their home in Grantham Road.

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters arrived to tackle the blaze after being called at 7.30pm, and had the fire under control by 8.50pm.

The fire badly damaged the fifth floor flat, and a London Ambulance Service (LAS) crew treated people at the scene.

An LAS spokesman said: “We sent an ambulance crew, a duty officer and a hazardous area response team.

“We treated a child for smoke inhalation at the scene and checked over a man, but no patients were brought to hospital.”

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) said firefighters led a man and a woman out of a neighbouring flat, and that they were checked over by LAS officers.

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Fire crews from Ilford, East Ham, Plaistow and Barking fire stations attended the incident.

An LFB spokesman said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Station Manager Steve Smith, who was at scene, said: “Without the working smoke alarm alerting the family to the blaze this incident could have been a lot worse.

“I urge everyone to have working smoke alarms on every level of their home and test them regularly.”

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