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Fire service called out on New Year’s day to tackle third floor flat blaze in Acton

Around 80 firefighters have tackled a flat fire on Warple Way in Acton which saw one women being taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.

Twelve fire engines and crews from Acton and a number of other fire stations were called at 3:19am and by 4.28am had put the fire under control.

In a statement, the London Fire Brigade said: “Part of a third floor flat was damaged by the blaze. The Brigade’s 999 control officers gave vital fire survival guidance to residents before firefighters arrived. A woman was rescued by fire crews from a third floor balcony. She was suffering from smoke inhalation and taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews. A further three women left the affected flat before the Brigade arrived.”

It added: “Around 20 people self evacuated the block of flats while a number of other residents remained in their unaffected flats.”

According to the fire brigade, the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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