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Man taken to hospital as crews investigate cause of fire at Sidcup flats

PUBLISHED: 12:32 31 May 2016 | UPDATED: 12:32 31 May 2016

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Four fire engines were called to the scene

More than 20 firefighters tackled a blaze at a block of flats in Sidcup on Monday night.

Part of a flat on the first floor was damaged by the fire, which left a man trapped in the rear bedroom of the apartment.

Fire crews rescued him from inside, he was then taken to hospital after he had inhaled smoke.

London Fire Brigade crews were called after a neighbour heard a smoke alarm going off inside the property at around 11.40pm.

A spokesperson from the Brigade said: “Everyone should have at least one smoke alarm on every level of their home and the safest option is to have those linked together.

“This will give the earliest warning if there is a fire in your home.”

The fire was under control by 12.40am, while the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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