A woman was rescued by fire crews and taken to hospital following a blaze in a second floor flat.

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters responded to a fire in Willesden Lane, Kilburn, after being called at 2.32am on Sunday morning (August 6). 

A two-roomed flat, on the second floor of an end-of-terrace block, was mostly destroyed by flames, London Fire Brigade said.

A woman was rescued from the building by firefighters and taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service. 

The fire was under control by 3.45am.

Firefighters from West Hampstead, Willesden, North Kensington and surrounding stations attended the scene. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.