Man and two children rescued from fourth floor balcony after fire in flat

Kevin Quinn (18 April, 2020)

The cause of the blaze in Kennington is still under investigation

A blaze in a block of flat in Kennington this week saw man and two children rescued by firefighters

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a fire at a flat on Draco Street in Kennington at 12.44pm on Thursday afternoon (April 16).

Most of a flat on the third floor of a five storey block was damaged by the fire.

A man and a woman left the affected flat before the Brigade arrived.

Firefighters rescued a man and two children from a fourth floor balcony via a turntable ladder. They were assessed on scene but there were no reports of any injuries.

The Brigade had the fire was under control by 1:34pm.

Fire crews from Lambeth, Peckham and Brixton fire stations were at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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