Woman flees flat fire in Dagenham

A woman was taken to hospital after fleeing a blaze inside a flat in the early hours of Sunday.

About 10 firefighters tackled the fire at a third floor flat in Green Lane, Dagenham, after 3.10am.

The woman, believed to be 40, suffered from smoke inhalation and was taken to Queen’s Hospital in Romford.

A small part of the flat damaged and the blaze was brought under control shortly before 4am.

The London Fire Brigade said the cause of the fire was under investigation.