Two men escaped a roaring house fire in Ilford as firefighters raced to the scene.

The blaze broke out at a home in Meadway, Ilford, on Monday, August 3.

Three fire engines and 15 firefighters were called to the scene shortly after 10.30pm.

Two men left the building before the brigade arrived; they were treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews and taken to hospital.

A small part of the ground floor of the mid-terraced house was damaged by fire.

Sub Officer James Jobson, who was at the scene, said: “As we got there, smoke logging was light and we found that two men had made their way out of the building. We made sure they were checked over and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus went in to the house to make sure no one else was still inside.

“Crews carried out a systematic search of the property and confirmed that it was all clear and extinguished the fire in the ground floor hallway.”

The cause of the fire, which was under control by 11.11pm, is under investigation by the Brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service.

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