Firefighters injured tackling Wandsworth flat fire

Four firefighters have been injured tackling a serious blaze at a block of flats in south London.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) was called to a fire in a three-storey block at East Hill, in Wandsworth, at 2243 GMT on Saturday.

The blaze was tackled by 40 firefighters using eight appliances.

The injured firefighters who suffered burns to their arms and legs were taken to a London hospital. Their injuries are not life-threatening, LFB said.

Six people left the building before the fire brigade arrived, and firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, led one person to safety.

The fire was put out by 0155 GMT on Sunday.

The blaze damaged the ground, first and second floors of the building.

Investigations are being carried out into the cause of the fire.

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