Two people were taken to hospital after a blaze ripped through a house in Chadwell Heath early this morning (January 23). 

Most of the terraced property’s ground and first floors were damaged in the fire on Wadeville Avenue, as were part of two nearby cars. 

A London Fire Brigade (LFB) spokesperson said four people left the building before they arrived, with the London Ambulance Service (LAS) saying it took two of them to hospital. 

An LAS spokesperson said: “We sent a number of resources to the scene, including four ambulance crews, members of our hazardous area response team (HART), an incident response officer and London’s Air Ambulance.  

“We treated four people. Two patients were taken to hospital and two patients were assessed and discharged on scene.” 

The LFB spokesperson said a total of four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called after receiving 12 calls to the blaze, with crews from Dagenham and Ilford fire stations attending. 

The first of these calls was received at 12.15am, with the fire under control by 1.20am. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the LFB and the Metropolitan Police.