Five people have been treated by ambulance crews following a fire at a flat in Erith.

Emergency services were called to the scene today (March 16) at 9:20am.

The scene was attended by ten fire engines and 70 firefighters, along with crews from London Ambulance Service.

Half of a two-roomed flat of the second floor block was ablaze.

Two people were rescued from the scene by firefighters who entered the building.

Five people were treated at the scene by paramedics.

The fire was under control by 11:33am and fire crews currently remain at the scene working to dampen down any remaining hotspots.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

A spokesperson for London Fire Brigade said: “Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters tackled a flat fire on Sun Court in Erith.

“Half of a two-roomed flat on the second floor of a residential block was alight. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued two people from the building and assisted further residents to safety.

“Five people were treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews.

“Firefighters remain on scene damping down remaining hot spots.

“The Brigade was called at 0920 and the fire was under control by 1133. Fire crews from Bexley, Plumstead, East Greenwich, Lee Green, Erith and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”