Two people rescued from flat fire in southeast London

The London Fire Brigade at Sun Court in Erith (LFB)
The London Fire Brigade at Sun Court in Erith (LFB)

Two people have been rescued from a burning block of flats in southeast London.

Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters tackled the blaze at Sun Court in Erith on Saturday morning, London Fire Brigade said.

They found half of a two-roomed flat on the second floor of the block alight and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued two people from the building.

More residents were helped to safety.

Five people were treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews.

Firefighters were still at the scene on Saturday afternoon damping down remaining hot spots.

The Brigade was called at 9.20am and brought the fire under control by 11.33am.

Fire crews from Bexley, Plumstead, East Greenwich, Lee Green, Erith and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.