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Firefighters rescue man, woman and two children from Dagenham blaze

PUBLISHED: 18:02 26 November 2018 | UPDATED: 18:11 26 November 2018

Firefighters rescued a woman, two children and a man from their second floor flats during a blaze in Braintree Road, Dagenham, today. Picture: LFB

Firefighters rescued a woman, two children and a man from their second floor flats during a blaze in Braintree Road, Dagenham, today. Picture: LFB

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A woman and two children have been rescued from a fire at a block of flats.

Firefighters used ladders to take them and a man from another second floor flat to safety during the blaze in Braintree Road, Dagenham, after they were called at 3.32pm today (November 26).

Station manager, Jeremy Barker, said: “Crews worked hard to contain the fire and brought it under control quickly.

“Thankfully due to the quick work, there were no injuries but all four people were treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics as a precaution.”

One adult and two children also got out of the building before 10 fire engines and 70 firefighters from Dagenham, Ilford and Hornchurch stations arrived.

The flames were brought under control by 4.28pm. The first floor flat where it started was damaged, according to a London Fire Brigade spokesman. He added that 999 call centre staff took 24 calls to the fire.

The cause is under investigation.


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