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St John's Wood flats fire: Ten rescued and 150 escape

Ten people have been rescued by firefighters and 150 residents escaped after fire broke out in a block of flats in north London.

More than 40 firefighters tackled the blaze at the seven-storey South Lodge on Grove End Road, St John's Wood, which was reported at 02:12 BST.

London Fire Brigade said two adults and two children were rescued from the roof and six others were led out by crews.

The fire was brought under control by 04:07 BST.

A fire brigade spokesman said the fire had "badly damaged" a flat on the fourth floor.

The people who were rescued were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation by London Ambulance Service crews.

A further 150 residents had left the building before the fire crews arrived.

An investigation into the cause of the fire has begun.

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