Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a fire at a detached house converted into flats in Wandsworth this morning (October 20).

A flat on the lower ground floor of the four-storey building on Melrose Road was damaged by the fire.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus rescued one man. He was treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews and taken to hospital.

The Brigade was called at 8:21am and the fire was under control by 9:15am. Fire crews from Wandsworth, Battersea and Tooting fire stations were at the scene.

The cause of the SW18 fire is under investigation.