Woodford Green pair rescued from house fire

Kings Avenue, Woodford Green. Picture: Google Street View

Kings Avenue, Woodford Green. Picture: Google Street View - Credit: Archant

Firefighters rescued two people from a house fire yesterday morning.

Crews got the pair in Kings Avenue, Woodford Green, to safety after using a ladder to get to them from the first floor window.

They were both treated at the scene for slight smoke inhalation by the London Ambulance Service.

The fire was discovered by one of the occupants who smelt smoke and raised the alarm.

Part of the ground floor of the detached house was damaged by fire and the rest of the property was damaged by smoke.

Firefighters were called to the blaze at 11.35am and had the fire under control by 12.04pm

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “It was lucky the occupants became aware of the fire as there was no smoke alarms fitted in the property to alert them to the blaze.

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“Everyone should have at least one smoke alarm on every level of their home and the safest option is have those linked together. This will give the earliest warning if there is a fire in your home.”

Fire engines from Enfield and Walthamstow fire stations attended the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.