Police launch investigation as person taken to hospital after Thamesmead flat fire

A fire broke out in Titmuss Avenue, Thamesmead.
A fire broke out in Titmuss Avenue, Thamesmead.

Police have launched an investigation after a person was taken to hospital following a flat fire in Thamesmead.

The fire broke out in Titmuss Avenue just after 5am today.

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters tackled the blaze.

Half of a three-roomed flat on the first floor was damaged by the fire.

A person left the building before the arrival of the brigade and was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.

The fire was under control by 6.24am.

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

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service.

Station Commander Daniel Capon, who was at the scene, said: “There were lots of people already out of the building on arrival and crews carried out a search of the flat.”

A spokesperson for London Fire Brigade said: “Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters tackled a flat fire on Titmuss Avenue in Thamesmead.

“Half of a three-roomed flat on the first floor of a residential block was damaged by fire.

"One person left the building before the Brigade arrived and was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.

“The Brigade was called at 5.06am and the fire was under control by 6.24am.

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

“The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service.”

We have asked the Metropolitan Police for more information.

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