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Six people rescued from Croydon shop fire

Firefighters have rescued six people after a fire which began in a south London shop spread to some flats above.

About 30 firefighters tackled the blaze which broke out in the store in Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, on Monday night, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said.

Four people were rescued from a flat on the first floor while two others were rescued from inside the shop.

No-one was injured but some people were treated at the scene after breathing in smoke. The shop was badly damaged.

Firefighters were able to bring the "large fire" under control in about two hours, preventing it from spreading to the roof of the building and adjacent properties, LFB said.

Station manager Bob White said: "Soon after arriving at the scene we realised that there were still people inside the flats."

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