Two taken to hospital after bedroom fire in South Norwood
Two men were taken to hospital after a bedroom fire in South Norwood.
Crews from Woodside, Norbury and Croydon fire stations were called to the fire at a flat in Ross Road at 12.30am.
Firefighter Sharp from Woodside fire station said the fire was started by a discarded cigarette, which set alight papers and rubbish in a metal waste bin.
She said: "Everyone was out before we arrived but two males were removed to hospital for observation.
"They had a smoke alarm but the battery was taken out, so we fitted new smoke alarms in the property."
The bedroom suffered 30 percent fire damage and 50 percent smoke damage in the blaze.
Crews left the scene at 1.30am.
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