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Two people rescued from Rotherhithe New Road blaze

A man and woman were rescued from a fire in a Rotherhithe New Road block of flats on Thursday night.

The pair were led to safety from the fourteenth floor while wearing fire hoods to protect them from toxic smoke.

Fifty residents were evacuated from the building after the blaze started at around 9.46pm, on May 28, with one woman treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.

Sixty firefighters had the fire under control by shortly after 11pm.  The brigade says the cause is under investigation.

An electrical cable in the lift shaft between the seventh and tenth floors has been destroyed.

Part of the lift car on the fourteenth floor has also been damaged.



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