A man was rushed to hospital following a blaze that broke out at a Battersea block of flats on Tuesday morning (January 9).

Emergency services, including an air ambulance and four fire engines, were called to the fire in Thessaly Road, near the Patmore Estate at 8.12am.

A shocking image tweeted by London Fire Brigade shows black smoke billowing from one of the building's windows.

LFB confirmed the blaze had been contained to the flat of origin at around 9am.

LFB said one person was being treated at the scene by LAS and London Air Ambulance at around 9am.

Four fire engines attended the first floor flat fire

At 9.50am it confirmed a man had been taken to hospital.

An LAS spokesman said: "We were called at 8.13am today to Thessaly Road, Battersea to reports of a fire.


Four fire engines were sent to a blaze at a block of flats in Battersea


"We sent an ambulance crew, two single responders in cars, an incident response officer and an advanced paramedic to the scene. London’s Air Ambulance was also dispatched.


"We treated a patient at the scene and took them to a major trauma centre as a priority by ambulance."

The fire was said to be under control at 9.40am.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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