Mile End fire: Man rushed to hospital after blaze breaks out in flats

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Fire crews were called at 11.32am on Tuesday (stock photo)  (PA Wire)
Fire crews were called at 11.32am on Tuesday (stock photo) (PA Wire)

A man has been rushed to hospital after a fire broke out at a block of flats in Mile End.

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters rushed to the maisonette in Southern Grove at roughly 11.26am on Tuesday following reports that the first-floor of the four-storey block had been damaged by fire.

A man and woman were treated for smoke inhalation. The man was then rushed to hospital where he remains.

A spokesperson for the London Ambulance Service said: “We were called today (13 September) at 11:32 to reports of a fire on Southern Grove, Hackney.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, an incident response officer, and members of our hazardous area response team.”