Four people have been taken to hospital after fire destroyed a flat in Parliament Hill.

The London Fire Brigade was called to a ground floor flat in a house converted into flats on Parliament Hill in Hampstead Heath at 11.33am.

One man had left the building before the fire crews arrived and was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.

Three more people were also taken to hospital.

The fire was under control by 12.56pm and the cause is now being investigated.

A total of six fire engines and around 40 firefighters from West Hampstead, Kentish Town, Soho and surrounding fire stations were at the scene.