Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters tackled a “severe blaze” in a ground-floor launderette at an apartment block in Croydon, London, on July 2, authorities said.
Firefighters reported that they had rescued one woman from the rear of the building, while a further two adults and one child left the property before emergency services arrived.
The blaze destroyed the ground-floor shop and damaged parts of the first and second floors. The cause of the fire was under investigation at the time of writing.
This footage shows the fire engulfing the ground floor shop as people run from the scene. Emergency services can later be seen arriving. Credit: @BenEKavanagh via Storyful