More than £1,000 has been raised for a family recovering from a "devastating fire" in Orpington.

Firefighters tackled the blaze in Petten Grove on Tuesday (August 20) morning and three people including a little boy were taken to hospital.

The trio suffered smoke inhalation and were left "very poorly".

A fundraiser, started by Maddie Vancliff, niece to one of the fire victims, has inspired 58 donations.

Ms Vancliff wrote: "A devastating fire occurred at my aunties house earlier this morning leaving the family in hospital very poorly.

"My family have lost absolutely everything due to the fire and I’m trying to raise money to help rebuild their lives.

"Please give as much or as little as you can every little helps. Please share with your family and friends."

Six fire engines and 40 firefighters attended the blaze at the third and fourth floor maisonette.

A London Fire Brigade statement said the fire caused "significant damage" to both floors of the maisonette.

The statement added: "One woman and a male child were rescued from the fourth floor by firefighters using breathing apparatus and a further female child was rescued by a member of the public from the third floor.

"All three were taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service."

The brigade was called at 7.37am and the fire was under control by 8.58am.

News Shopper has contacted Ms Vancliff for more information.

You can support her fundraiser here