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Firefighters rescue elderly woman from burning Romford flat

PUBLISHED: 09:14 27 January 2020 | UPDATED: 13:10 27 January 2020

The London Fire Brigade was called to Bridport Avenue just off Justsums Lane at 11.20pm on Sunday night. Picture: Google Maps

The London Fire Brigade was called to Bridport Avenue just off Justsums Lane at 11.20pm on Sunday night. Picture: Google Maps

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Firefighters rescued an elderly woman from a burning flat in Romford on Sunday night.

A London Fire Brigade spokesman confirmed firefighters were called at 11.20pm on Sunday, January 26, to reports of a fire in a block of flats in Bridport Avenue, just off Jutsums Lane.

He added: "Around five per cent of a ground floor flat was destroyed by the fire.

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"An elderly woman was rescued by firefighters and treated at the scene for smoke inhalation by paramedics from the London Ambulance Service."

The brigade also confirmed that the fire began in the flat's kitchen and is believed to have been caused by cardboard and papers left too close to the hob.

Emergency services were alerted by a neighbour who heard a smoke alarm sounding.

Firefighters declared the fire under control at 11.45pm.

Fire crews from Dagenham and Romford fire stations attended the incident.

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