Twelve people rescued from fire at New Cross hostel

Image caption, Twelve people were rescued from the hostel and the adjacent building

Twelve people have been rescued from fire at a hostel in south London.

Thirty firefighters tackled the blaze at the four-storey building in Lewisham Way in New Cross.

The fire broke out at about 2200 GMT on Wednesday and left the third floor alight, with extensive damage to the second floor and the roof.

Fire crews rescued six people from the hostel and led another six people to safety from an adjacent building. The blaze was under control by 0130 GMT.

Crews used thermal imaging equipment to look for any other people who may have been inside the building.

London Fire Brigade said it would be it would be investigating the cause of the blaze.

Two ambulances attended the scene but nobody was reported injured, London Ambulance Service said.

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