Young woman escapes from fire in Barkingside flat

A young woman had a lucky escape from a fire in a first floor flat in Barkingside this morning.

Crews from Ilford and Hainault were called to the blaze in Cranbrook Road around 8.55am.

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said the woman, thought to be in her 20s, had escaped the flat before firefighters arrived.

She was treated for smoke inhalation and minor burns on her hands by the London Ambulance Service.

The cause of the fire is not known. Crews are still at the scene.

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