Seven people were evacuated from their homes following a house fire in Grove Park early this morning.

Six fire engines and more than 40 firefighters were dispatched to Le May Avenue shortly before 5.30am to tackle the blaze which ripped through the first floor of a semi-detached house as well as damaging most of the ground floor.

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A small part of the loft space of the adjoining property was also damaged.

The brigade's 999 control officers took 14 calls to the fire and crews from Lee Green, Bromley, Eltham and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.

The fire as under control shortly after 7.15am and an investigation into the cause has been launched.

There were no reports of any injuries.