The London Fire Brigade has issued the following statement about an incident reported by BC readers this morning:
Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters were called to a fire on Avignon Road in Brockley this morning. The fire was in a terraced housed which contains two bedsits. The first floor of the house was badly damaged. Part of the staircase from the ground to first floor was also damaged, as was part of the roof. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued one man from the first floor. Two other men escaped before firefighters arrived at the scene. All were treated for smoke inhalation by London Ambulance Service staff.
The Brigade was called at 0614 and the fire was under control by 0908. Firefighters from Greenwich, Peckham and surrounding fire stations were at the scene. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.