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Firefighters tackle blaze at Bexleyheath maisonette that left three being treated for smoke inhalation

PUBLISHED: 09:25 14 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:43 14 April 2018

Firefighters tackling the maisonette fire in Bexleyheath. Photo: LFB

Firefighters tackling the maisonette fire in Bexleyheath. Photo: LFB

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It took almost sixty firefighters from across east London three hours to tackle a blaze at a maisonette in Bexleyheath on Thursday (April 12).

A London Fire Brigade spokesman confirmed eight fire engines and 58 firefighters were called to a fire at a maisonette above some shops on Pickford Lane.

Most of the maisonette on the first and second floor was destroyed by fire. The fire also damaged the roof of the maisonette and its neighbouring properties.

Two adults and a child left the property before the emergency services arrived and were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation by London Ambulance Service paramedics.

Sixteen other people evacuated from neighbouring properties before the fire brigade arrived.

The fire brigade was called at 11.26pm and was under control by 2.34am on Friday.

Fire crews from Bexley, Erith, Plumstead, Sidcup, East Greenwich, Eltham and Orpington fire stations were at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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