People were treated at the scene after a flat fire in a house.

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to Aberdare Gardens in West Hampstead at 4.16pm on Friday (August 4) .

Half of a three-roomed flat on the ground floor of a detached building was damaged by flames.

Two people left the building before the brigade arrived and were treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews.

The fire was under control within an hour.

Fire crews from Paddington, Kentish Town and North Kensington fire stations attended the scene.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “Firefighters recommend that you have a look at our online Home Fire Safety Checker to make sure there are no hidden hazards in your home.

“The online tool will ask you a series of questions that will help us work out the level of risk in your home, or the home of someone you care for. It only takes a few minutes to get tailored advice to keep yourself and loved ones safe from fire.”

The answers given might be booking an in-person home fire safety visit, or carrying out an assessment of the home independently.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.