A total of six people, including three children, have been taken to hospital after a fire damaged a house in Hainault.

Four engines and around 25 firefighters tackled the house fire in Woodman Path yesterday (Thursday, February 9).

The London Fire Brigade was called at 5.51am and cews from Ilford, Hainault and Woodford fire stations attended.

Half of the ground floor and a small part of the first floor of a two-storey terraced house were damaged.

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One woman, two men and three children were taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.

A further woman and two children were treated at the scene after suffering from smoke inhalation.

Sub Officer Matt Bannon, who was at the scene, said: "On arrival, firefighters found a well-developed fire on the ground floor which was producing a lot of smoke.

"Crews carried out a search of the building to ensure no one was still inside.

"This was a dynamic incident and crews worked incredibly hard to bring the fire under control."

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The fire was under control by 7.14am and the cause of the fire is under investigation.