Child and five adults rescued from Wembley flat fire

An elderly couple have escaped unharmed from a house fire in Kingsbury this morning

An elderly couple have escaped unharmed from a house fire in Kingsbury this morning - Credit: Archant

A child and five adults were rescued after a fire broke out in a block of flats in Wembley in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Another man escaped from the fire in Alliance close, Wembley before fire crews arrived. (Pic: Google

Another man escaped from the fire in Alliance close, Wembley before fire crews arrived. (Pic: Google Street View) - Credit: Archant

Firefighters were called to the apartment block in Alliance Close just after 3am on Saturday morning to reports of six people including a child trapped in a smoke-filled building.

Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus led a man to safety after the blaze broke out in his flat.

He was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene by London Ambulance crews.

Four adults and a child in a neighbouring flat were helped to safety while crews battled for just under an hour to bring the fire under control.

A man from a third property who escaped the building before fire crews arrived was assessed by paramedics and taken to hospital for treatment.

The blaze was brought under control by 3:58am and the cause of fire is under investigation.