Forty firefighters rushed to deal with a blaze at a flat on the Aylesbury Estate this morning (September 24).
Six fire engines were called to the fire at the Wendover block of the estate at 10:42, which saw plumes of smoke billowing out from a fifth-floor flat window.
A woman and her two children escaped unharmed from the flames and were waiting outside on Thurlow Street as the Fire Brigade arrived.
They were treated at the scene by paramedics from the London Ambulance Service.
The blaze, which took place at a split-level flat on the fourth and fifth floors, was safely contained by the Fire Brigade by 11:22.
Firefighters remain at the flat during the damping down process.
A statement from the London Fire Brigade confirmed the incident and said that they had received sixteen calls about the fire.
The statement said: “The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers took 16 calls to the fire.
“The Brigade was called at 1042 and the fire was under control at 1122.
“Fire crews from Old Kent Road, Peckham, Dockhead, Brixton, Dowgate and Whitechapel fire stations attended the scene.
“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”