Two rescued from fire at block of flats
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Two people were rescued by firefighters from a fire at a block of flats in Stratford yesterday evening.
A flat on the first floor of the building in Park Road - off Portway, near West Ham Park - was partly damaged by the fire, which broke out just before 5.30pm on Monday, March 14.
Twenty-five crew members used four fire engines to bring the fire under control by 6.18pm.
A London Fire Brigade (LFB) spokesperson said: "Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued a man and a woman via an internal staircase.
"The brigade’s 999 control officers gave fire survival guidance to occupants in a flat on the second floor on how to stay safe before firefighters arrived."
One woman left the building before crews arrived. There were no reported injuries.
A spokesperson for the LFB said the cause of the fire has been recorded as "undetermined".