– London Fire Brigade
"The fire caused severe damage to the house and the roof was destroyed. Crews rescued a man from the rear of the house using a ladder. Both men have been taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. Due to the reports that other people might be trapped, our fire crews performed an extensive search of the building, and fortunately have confirmed that no one else was involved. Our fire investigation unit is now working to find out what caused the blaze."
The London Fire Brigade has confirmed that the two men taken to hospital after a house fire in east London, were the only people involved. Emergency services were called to the blaze Forest Gate this morning.