Four people, including two children, were taken to hospital after a blaze broke out at a house in Ilford.

The ground floor of a terraced property on Mortlake Road was completely destroyed and half of the first floor was damaged in the fire this morning, according to London Fire Brigade (LFB).

Around 25 firefighters were called to the scene around 8.50am on Monday (July 25).

Two children were led to safety and a man and a teenager also left the building before crews arrived.

They were all taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service paramedics after being assessed at the scene.

Four fire engines from the Ilford, Barking and Dagenham stations attended the blaze, which was declared under control by 10.17am.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.