Two injured in Wembley house fire

Blaze took three hours to get under control

A MAN suffered burns and a woman sustained minor injuries after a house fire in Wembley in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday).

Firefighters were called to the blaze at the detached property in Talbot Road, at 4.38am, where the couple were rescued and rushed to hospital.

The ferocious fire, which burnt the house to the ground, took three hours to extinguish.

Around 20 firefighters tackled the fire and crew members are still at the scene.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.

A spokeswoman for the London Ambulance Service said: “We sent two ambulance crews, a single responder in a car, a duty officer and the hazardous area response team to the scene.

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“Our staff treated two patients, a man in his forties, who was taken as a priority to hospital with burns, and a woman who was taken to hospital with minor injuries.”