Man rescued from flat after Chadwell Heath fire

A man was rescued from his flat by firefighters in the early hours of this morning after smoke poured into his home.

Around 20 firefighters were called to the blaze in High Road, Chadwell Heath, at just after midnight.

The fire was in a storage area at the back of a shop,

Around five tonnes of rubbish was damaged by the blaze, though it is not thought the shop was seriously damaged.

Crews rescued a man from his first floor flat after smoke from the fire spread to flats above.

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He was treated at the scene for minor smoke inhalation.

The fire, attended by crews from Ilford and Dagenham fire stations, was under control by just after 1.35am.

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The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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